Bidding out Rockhounding

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by rpagano, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. rpagano

    rpagano LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    What is the going rate per square foot for rockhounding?
  2. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    whats rockhounding?
  3. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    I'd put it at around 5 cents a square foot for normal conditions but you may want to go hourly. Skid steer plus rockhound should get a premium as there very efficient together. Two very expensive pieces of equipment together with high maintenance to boot should get paid top $$ :weightlifter:
  4. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    I don't do rockhounding myself but the prices the local guys charge ranges between 5 and 6 cents a square foot.

    Isobel, a rockhound is an attachment for a skid steer loader that removes rocks and finishes the soil to get it ready for seeding. Around here a rockhound and a harley rake are the two ways most guys prep the soil. They take more investment in equipment than using something like a York rake but they are very fast and efficient and do a great job.
  5. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    ahh, i see. thanx :)

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