Bush hog help

crazy man

LawnSite Member
Location
Maryland
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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Jeff@diyokc

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Owasso, Oklahoma
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.
 

Greagle

LawnSite Member
Location
Alaska
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.
 
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crazy man

LawnSite Member
Location
Maryland
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.
 

Jeff@diyokc

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Owasso, Oklahoma
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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