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This is an awesome forum & I'm glad I found it. My question here is about an initial gc that I accepted for a property that has an area of about 1 acre, a 1 acre perimeter grass cut is the assignment. There is about 245921 SQ FT of property. In that area there is about 24000 of 6 inches of grass that needs to be cut, they want to pay me about $250. I went to the property and its a mess, I realized I won't be able to handle it for the allowable.... $250 to me is ridiculous. I would have to haul of the clippings as well. My question is; IS this the normal in the P&P field?

What I am going to do is submit a bid for the initial because I will make zero dollars if I attempt this. Am I wrong for not accepting the $250, the grass is matted across the property and it seems impossible unless I hired a professional landscaping company to handle the cut and $250 won't do it I am afraid. You may be able to tell I know nothing about P&P but I had to start somewhere....


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hell i used to have reoccurring cuts that were taller than that.mow it high the first time then run over it again to mulch up the clippings. 1 acre done in an hour and move on. But $250 is not enough. more like $350- $400.

Wait till you get the 4-6 ft tall crap
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Don't forget your discount! Depending on who you're working for they likely have a 25% discount they will put in their pocket. You'll need to bid $500 to get 375 in your wallet.
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I went to the property and its a mess, I realized I won't be able to handle it for the allowable.... $250 to me is ridiculous. I would have to haul of the clippings as well. My question is; IS this the normal in the P&P field?
To answer your question here- yes. Especially at the ground floor. I'm surprised they offered $250 to be honest...
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Surprised.... Hell I'm shocked and it's an actual initial not a bid approval. Take solace in the fact that they seem to not be complete greedy heartless bastards. Ask for $200 more, put gator blades on your equipment and do a thorough check for hidden debris before you wrap a drive shaft around something really fun. ;-) good luck.
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GATOR BLADES!! The best tool for befuddling cube monkeys.��
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Oh yes- I loooove my Gator Blades! "Where did the clippings go?" I love that...
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Yep.. The absolute best! I could and have mowed concrete with em and they stay sharp and true. Best thing since the wheel those things are! Lmao
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Or the 8 ft stuff an a steep hill

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hell i used to have reoccurring cuts that were taller than that.mow it high the first time then run over it again to mulch up the clippings. 1 acre done in an hour and move on. But $250 is not enough. more like $350- $400.

Wait till you get the 4-6 ft tall crap
And don't laugh at my old toro, it's perfect for that kinda stuff, and a great tool for all around recurring stuff up to about a half acre or so, and I have a lifetime supply of them. If you hit something with it, it just knocks the deck off the brackets, 5 minutes you're back to abusing it. Hey look, I found a house under there!
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What did your "before" pictures look like? Ha Ha just givin ya chit.
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