View Full Version : Field to lawn again + ghetto mower

Von Bobbeh
07-11-2012, 06:43 PM
Real estate agents need to learn to not let their bank owned properties get this bad.:rolleyes: The grass was going to seed. Two man crew knocked it down with my mower/ghetto brush cutter "frank(enstein)" and then eventually bagged. What would have you bid on this? I'm curious before admitting my own price :o

07-11-2012, 07:49 PM
I just picked one of these lawns up. 29000 square feet, grass up to my balls. $250.

07-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Hard to tell the full size of that, but I'd guess $300-$400.

Then again, I doubt a bank-owned property would pay as well as an actual homeowner in that situation.

07-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Yikes! Don't have a clue. My backwoods property doesn't look that bad. But I LOVE the knock down mower. Now if it just had a robotic arm to pick up beer bottles. LOL.

07-12-2012, 06:55 AM
I really can't tell how much yard is there, but it definitely looks to be in the 2 - 250 range. I love the mower made me crack up when I saw it

07-12-2012, 02:58 PM
How many sq ft is the property? How long did it take you to mow and clean up?

Apex Lawn & Landscape
07-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Lolll @ lawnteam! Dude that Frankenstein mower is badass!! Pretty ingenious idea there. I'd say in the 225 -250 range..but like hedge said...good luck gettin the realtors to cut that check! They don't understand our line of work.

07-15-2012, 11:29 PM
I guess im the only idiot here that would say about $150 or so and thats whit my scag whit that push mower I wouldent even think about it!!!

07-16-2012, 01:03 AM
For a "normal" overgrown lawn it's normal rate X the number of weeks it hasn't been cut, plus add a little for the risk of equipment damage.

THAT isn't a "normal" overgrown lawn. Those biatches need to PAY to get that taken care of!

07-16-2012, 07:49 AM
my mower/ghetto brush cutter "frank(enstein)"

You can't just show one pic of your custom "brush cutter" and not tell us more. How tall of a cut, do you do a pass at like 8" then at like 4" or is it locked at one setting?

07-16-2012, 08:53 AM
I'd put 2 guys on it and give them 2 hours maybe 3. $ 2-250.

Von Bobbeh
07-18-2012, 04:07 AM
I can adjust the mower to any height you would normal home owner mower. I mow at the highest setting and then drop it, and finally, bag with another mower.

It took two guys (my grandfather and I) 5 hours, drive included, and charged $250, edged and vacuumed the grass. It would have been a complete wash without frank though. I didn't really take consideration of size, just threw the highest number I thought I could.

I used it on a costumer's lawn today "because the wanted to do it their selves but their back got too sore so sorry it's 30" in the backyard."

07-18-2012, 02:57 PM
I didn't really take consideration of size, just threw the highest number I thought I could.

Looking back now, what would you have preferred to bid on it?

Von Bobbeh
07-18-2012, 07:26 PM
I'm actually pretty content. I (and my grandfather) made $20/hour after gas costs, saw a wild deer in the lawn while mowing, surely somebody will notice the massive renovation so that adds to my rep, although I would value it at $350 because all the hay did in-fact get vacuumed up. But it was a GREAT trial run for frank!

07-29-2012, 07:48 AM
I just did an appartment lawn about 10000 sq/ft for $175. I had 6 hrs in it cause i tried to do it with my new troy-bilt 4 cycle trimmer. I wanted to see how it would do and it sucked for this. Oh well im learning. I changed to my push mower and completed it.

Sprinkler Buddy
07-29-2012, 08:30 AM
You cut that with that! You the man! :-) Nice job, I'm too embarrassed to say what I would charge if I did that with a push mower. The bank would never pay! LoL

07-29-2012, 11:42 AM
Frank looks like a hard worker. I gotta get something like that.

How many H.P. is the motor? Does it bog down at all in those conditions or can you blow through it pretty quick?

Von Bobbeh
07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Frank is a 6 HP briggs. for grass that's damp or reallly dense around two feet, it bogs down, needs to take two or three passes (but doesn't clog!) to cut the grass evenly.
Grass over two feet requires to take 12" passes moderately slow or it wraps around the blade.
But like always I'd have to rent a VERY expensive machine to do any better; this is mine for 0$.

I have modified him more and gave him a paint job. pics soon.

07-29-2012, 06:01 PM
Nice!!!..did u add flames and stacks? I will be making one of those!!