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Bush hog help

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by crazy man, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. crazy man

    crazy man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Hello all,

    I hope everyone is doing well with all going on currently, hopefully over sooner than later.
    I have a customer asking me to bush hog this area so I can use mowers and cut once a month. I have never done that kind of work and I am looking for a ballpark on time it would take. The unit will be a walk behind 24" rented. I do not want to run my mower thru anything until I chop it down so I can see what is on the ground. I am sure there will be some cans, bottles and other trash to clean out. Anyone done this and have a ballpark on time based on pics attached. Thanks in advance.

    C.M.

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  2. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    I do them for @150 an acre plus rental of walk behind! I’m assuming your using a billy goat or some similar version?

    I try as best I can to get a few of these over the course of a few days, and usually get something done on small areas of our ranch, like out hay storage area.
     
  3. Greagle

    Greagle LawnSite Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 18

    Billy Goat will easily take that down, not really that high. Just watch out for down trees that might be underneath. My guess should take a few hours based on photos. But then you need to decide what to do with clippings? Also keep in mind land probably will have natural low/high spots and might be wet/muddy.
     
  4. OP
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    crazy man

    crazy man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Thanks for the replies. We crushed it out yesterday. I had my "young helper" with me (25) He did the entire thing in 3 hours while I did some weed eating along the creek area. It was a good job for us. Now we will cut it all only once a month unfortunately.
     
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  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,407

    was it a billy goat?
     
  6. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    Name of the company and equipment for lawn vacs, blowers, self propelled brush cutters! Usual see them for rent at Home Depot.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    crazy man

    crazy man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    It was a billy goat. 26 wide. Rented from Home Depot.
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  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,407

    What is rent per day?
     
  9. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    $55 and up for 4 hours, more for 1 day week or monthly
     
  10. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    In the Southwest, they take them to a broker in ft worth if they cant sell them, at about the 18 month point, or sooner if it’s not hitting its metric for rental.
     

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