No way to give an estimate on a site unseen. When you say rough graded, how do we know there isnt a large hole to fill in or a large hill to cut down. You are bringing in 80 yards of top soil but we dont know how much is on site. I can do a lot with one skid steer in a day and you are planning on two. One skid steer will easily move 80 yard of topsoil and spread it out using the harley rake in a day and leave time for seeding. If the ground is fairly level to start with you can use the harley rake to get the grade where you want it. I think your biggest factor will be waiting on the trucks to deliver your top soil. Still depending on the amount of grade work this job could be finished in a day but I would figure two to make sure your topsoil delivery didnt hold you up. A lot could depend on your abilities with the skid steer on whether it takes one day or a week and just what is meant by major grading is another big question.Originally posted by mklawnman
I have a lawn to install that is about 17,000sq ft. Needs to be rough graded and about 80yrds of topsoil delievered. There is some topsoil piles onsite but 80yrds more has to be brought in. Im figuring with 2 skid steers and to seed and cover with marsh hay 4days total? Their are some rocks on site but many will get burried. I plan on using skid steers to dump the soil all over then take the power rake and level the lawn off. Does it make sense if this bid could be in the ballpark of about $7,000?
Havent done any major grading before so thats going to take a few days to do.