Sod removal & install pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Tek, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    Need a number on this job
    remove 8 k fescue / weed mix sod
    replace w 8 k bermuda
    flat ground , easy access on 3 different parking lot islands
    sod cutter or skid steer what would you use ?
    no dump fees
    no sprinkler system
     
  2. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    If the acsess is good go the skidsteer. But you say parking lot islands so mabey the turf cutter is applicable?
    The turf cutters are good but your still guna have to remove the cut turf/weeds with somthing any way so mabey hit two birds with one stone and go the skidsteer. If the atachment will fit in the park island.
    8k........ how many sqaure meters is that. :)
     
  3. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    727 sq meters if I'm correct
     
  4. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not including sod i would price this at about $10.000- $12,000 (Aus)
    Probably not much help to ya Tech but hey aleast its back up the top:)
     
  5. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also 727meters sqaure is around 12 - 14 pallets of turf.
    This sound right to you???
     
  6. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
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    I did 9k sq. ft. this spring, used a motorized walk behind sod cutter then a skid steer to pile up and remove the sod. It worked beautifully with very little disturbance to the soil. Switched from the bucket to the harley rake after the sod was hauled away and two hours later was ready to lay the new sod. Do not under estimate the amount of sod to be hauled away! For my 9k sq.ft. job I hauled out appx. 40 yds. of sod. I've found by not using a sod cutter I end up removing more soil than sod, especally if the turf is activly growing, which leads to longer prep. time for the new sod/seed. Good Luck
     
  7. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sam thanks price ?
    Pinnacle if I ever do a sod job in Austrailia I'll remember the info :)
     
  8. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use Bobcat skidsteer on all my turfing jobs and its fine.

    Sam, it sounds like you got a cr#p opperator if he takes to much soil away.
     
  9. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
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    Hey teck, My job was appx $9k, not flat, did have sprinkler system, and inc. sod haul out fees. As far as skid steer operator If I take my time I CAN peel the sod without removing soil but it's so much faster with the sod cutter. It's like rolling up carpet!:)
     

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