123 unit patio home complex.....how may guys??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnchopper, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    My company bid a 14 acre patio home ASSociation there are only 3 of us that mow it lots of obstacles and homes are close together there 123 homes total . We have 60" Super Surfer and 52" walker and one guy trimming of course all the blowing. IT takes us a day and a 1/4 to complete it and were beat after the 1st day especailly the guy trimming.
    Would any of you would bid this with only 3 guys or would you wait til you were a bigger company with more guys and equipment?? How would you go about doing it??
  2. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    im sure that its just a matter of being more efficiant....if you have a property map i could try to give you some direction as to how to be more effectiant.....14 acres and 3 guys..you should be able to get it done in a day no sweat..
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    I agree. We used to do a property with 13 acres and about 112 homes. With 5 guys it took 5 hours or so. So you should be able to in 8. You should also be rotating who is on the trimmer. 8 hours of trimming could kill a guy or at least slow him down, alot.

    Maybe switch at lunch.

    We used 2 mowers, 2 edgers and one trimmer, when the 2 on edging finished they finished trimming, the first trimmer grabbed a blower and the 2 mowers grabbed blowers when they finished.
  4. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    any more responses
  5. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    asking a forum about a property that is impossible to give a fixed answer because not seeing it,,,,,,is well impossible!

    i would take anything i thought i could make money doin! if you think you can handle it,,,,,go for it,,,,jump in! you will know next time!
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    we do a 54 acre complex with 4 guys in a little under 6 hours, so with three guys depending on the complexity shouldnt take you all that long. i wont guess a time cause i dont konw what you are using for equipment or what the place looks like, but definately in less than a day.

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