How do you guys handle jobs where their lawn is picture perfect?? We use what's called 'midsize' skidloaders. They are around 80 HP. Not the smallest machines, and certainly not the largest. They weigh about 7,000 pounds and can lift 3000 pounds. We use them primarily so we can lift a full pallet of materials. Say you're doing a small job. Like a 400 SF patio with seat wall and block steps. Their lawn is perfect. Do you do the whole job by hand and charge them more? Or do you use your standard machinery? We typically use our standard machine. Re-grading and seeding is factored into the job cost. I have a client askin us for a price for us to use smaller equipment so their lawn receives less damage. However, based on their variables of the setting of their property - unless we use only hand shovels and wheel burrows - I don't think smaller equipment will be any better! I'm thinking we'e just gonna have to come do our thing, and factor in another $1500 for sod. How do handle this situation??