SOD job

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grassmedics, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    Ok, i had a guy come up to me today while i was mowing, and asked me to put a bid in on removing and installing new sod on his complete yard. Well just for the front yard i got a total of 249 feet long, and 82 feet wide, multiplying that together i get 20418. First i think i did my conversion wrong for sqare feet. Second the back yard is prolly close to the same. Third HELP! LOL this would be my first big sod job. i will have to rent a sod cutter obviously, and i can get a pallet for about $116 that only covers 400 sqare feet though. Any info would be much appreciated:confused:
     
  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think you would kill yourself using a sod cutter for that big of a job. I would rent a dingo or bobcat w/ a harley rake. Are you planning on measuring the backyard?
     
  3. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    i will measure the back yard, but i think once i give him an estimate on the front hes gonna back out. So a backhoe with a dingo rake? i have never run a backhoe with a harley rake, are they hard?
     
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A sod cutter won't do this job justice. Think bigger and if you're gonna do the job, spray it out NOW!! Kill off what is existing. Then rent a bobcat and rake/scarify the hell outta it for prep. Bring in any soil to grade if needed. Figure your sod square footage and lay away.
     
  5. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    ok, so ive never bid a job like this can anyone give me a rough estimate on the dimensions i've given?
     
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would probably bid around 11-12k for the front. It would take me two days... one for prep and one for laying the sod. If you don't have access to 3-4 laborers, I wouldn't even think about doing it.
     
  7. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    hmmm, ok, anyone else?
     
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    we would also be in the $12K range for the front.

    save yourself a lot of raking.... as another her said, roundup the yard, but instead of a harley rake, use a cultivator.
     
  9. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    the 12k, is that for rental removal and install?
     
  10. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will do it for $12,313.00 to be exact and that it is to take out old and put in new.
    We have a large landscaping company in Tampa. Been in business for 16 years.
    PM me and I will send you all my info to you.
     

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