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How Long Should This Take

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. olajoe808

    olajoe808 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5b
    Messages: 221

    that is some good hustling. I do about a third of that myself in about 2-2.5 hrs but very hilly and trees with a 48" but i will dust guys half my age. Not tooting my horn but it so obvious on this site that lot of the younger generation they don't make em like they used to.
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    No, since we've had a really wet year and those pictures being from last year means you are rushing it a lot worse than I thought.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I'm not a spring chicken My 21 yr old son cant keep up with me on a trimmer and he has been working for me since he was 14.

    One thing I use to do this job in the late 80s and all of the 90s up to 04 when I was low balled and it took that company 8 yrs before they closed there doors .

    So I really know my way around this site I could do it blind folded.

    Mowing is the easy part on this job The trimming is the longest part
    If one guy did it and I have done it 3 hrs to mow w/ 60'' and 5 hrs to trim 1 to clean up and 2 hrs to edge it. Back in 80s did with 50'' mowers it took a lot longer then then does with 60'' now. Its really fast with 72'' doing the open areas.

    We always trim before we mow its faster that way.
    I have another one about same size we do after we finish this one every Thursday.
    I run FS130 bike handle with poly cut 40 head fix string I cut a path up to 16-18''. That save time on the trimming side and helps the mowing part to, you don't have slow down on trying to get close to things with a mower
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,657

    With out seeing the others responses I was balling parking it at around 4 hours of mowing and 4 for trimming I didn't bother figuring the blow off so 10.5 hours feels about right.
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    We have a winner :clapping::clapping:

    You think the time you gave would be rushing the job or work at your pace
  6. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,780

    Everyone works at a different pace, and often with different methodology. Working solo, or with my wife, who only mows, I'd rather take more time on the Z to save myself the more physical work of trimming as much as I can, but I'm not doubting that the reverse works for you.

    I don't do any properties nearly as large as that, but do one small apartment complex that probably corresponds to a two or three building section of this property, and that takes me just about an hour to mow, trim, and blow (no edging, the property owner is too cheap), so if you multiply that by 10...
  7. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,614

    that google earth pic makes me appreciate being totally residential. lol
    kudos to you Snyder for still sticking with it!
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    So to you this is a large complex.
    Its a med size one I have you might freak if I showed you my biggest one, it takes 6 hrs x 3 man crew
    Trimming isn't physical work if the trimmer you run is set up right.
    I see it being physical if you have hand held models but mine are bike handles with shoulder straps less stress on the arms and the back.
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    no money in residential here
  10. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Snyder, How many units in each building approximatly? Is that apartments? Does not look like condos. also can't really tell but is it a combo of buildings and carports? If so how many car ports? I am curious to compare to a couple of my contracts.

    Thanks, You always post some good food for thought.


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