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Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by ProMo, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    all answers are correct!!! muck base seems to be more often than not 500's around here. Sand 400. Most Bahia is 500. Zoysia is usually 400.

    Remember when you tell the customer - 400 is what a square of pallet is .....this works in your favor most of the time because on most jobs you can get more for your money on 5's and charge the customer for a number of 400s
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mikey

    I question 500 sq ft Bahia pallets??? A 400 pallet of Bahia is 4500 lbs. A 500 Bahia pallet would have to be 5600 lbs. 4500 lbs is already hard to handle for most fork lifts or skid steers etc that would be on the job. An 18 wheeler can carry 18 pallets of Dry St Augustine and only 14 of Bahia if all pallets are 400.
     
  3. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All of Joel's Bahia at Other Side Sod is 400 per pallet, just bought a pallet last week for a small patch job. Someone may be doing 500 per but I have never seen it, that would be one hell of a heavy pallet now let alone in the summer once things get wet.
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Why would someone want bahaia grass, I always thought of it as junk grass.
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  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ric,

    You are correct, just seen that I typed in 500 on Bahia. And yes that would be a heavy pallet for sure.
     
  6. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some of the lawns I cut are 5 to 10 acres, in a rural area, the big properties are usually Bahia. If it is cut @ 3.5" to 4.5" with sharp blades it can look decent. The other grasses are just to expensive to maintain, irrigation, chemicals etc.
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Zturn

    Joel at one time was doing 90% Bahia. I do his Pre-install burn outs and the occassional touch up when his customer develops weeds in there new sod. Of course I get a few new customers because of it. Joel is a real stand up guy but like all of us is hurting because of the economy




    Mikey


    I think life is tougher for you
     
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ric,

    At your age. Just glad you still have the ability to think (not that I am saying it is clear).

    Michael
     
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mikey

    As the front running for this years Carl Spackler Award you got my vote.
     
  10. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bahia pallets just look so tall because they usually have a few cow pies sandwiched in there.
     

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