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Need your guidance on something!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Craftybigdog, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Hey guys a lady contacted me and she wants me to level out her back yard. Its 33000 sq. ft. and its real bumpy and just all weeds(not tall). I was gonna use my skid steer with a harley rake what would you price this at. She doesnt want dirt brought in. No drainage issues just real bumpy. Thanks alot!
     
  2. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    so theres no lawn then? I would charge at your hourly operating rate. From what i heard, most charge 30-45 an hour labor, and 75-100 an hour operating.
    You could probably use a york rake for this too, rite?
     
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Yeah if you want to call it that, its just all crabgrass and clover and a bunch of other stuff. She just wants to be able to ride her mower across it and not get bounced to death.
     
  4. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Are you going to be seeding after the grading, or is she going to be doing this. I think that it would almost be better to use a box rake. I mean, if she wants that perfect seed bed, by all means I would use the harley. I have to only two of this type of job, but I found that the box rake on the back of a tractor to be the best for what I needed.
     

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