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A hotel that I do maintenance for ask me to give a estimate for a large brush clearing job. Its maybe 80'x25' filled with 10' bamboo, maples, prickers, you name it. The first thing I thought of was a blow torch. Well since thats not going to work. I need some kind of solution. A rough number I have in my head is 20 hours with 2 guys. Thats just a wild guess. The clean up could take 8 hours.

Ill post pics later, it was to dark for my camera to work at the time I was approached.

Would a bobcat walk behind brush cutter work on this?
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A hotel that I do maintenance for ask me to give a estimate for a large brush clearing job. Its maybe 80'x25' filled with 10' bamboo, maples, prickers, you name it. The first thing I thought of was a blow torch. Well since thats not going to work. I need some kind of solution. A rough number I have in my head is 20 hours with 2 guys. Thats just a wild guess. The clean up could take 8 hours.

Ill post pics later, it was to dark for my camera to work at the time I was approached.

Would a bobcat walk behind brush cutter work on this?
Yes, with the saw blade I have cut trees that were say 4" across. The only thing that can happen is the tree may come back on the blade and cause it to bind.
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I meant a billy goat brush cutter.
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Would it be worthwhile first to take a pole saw to some of the higher trees to make it easier to cut with the brush cutter? You wouldn't want that falling on you and it would help in preventing it binding onto the blade of the brush cutter.
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I think Steve has a good point .
I would take a chainsaw to the big stuff then a bush hog and then maybe a weed whacker with a blade on it for the tight stuff around the edges.
I couldn't give you a price looking at the picture The hill looks a bit steep but it hard to tell for sure.
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Well having seen pictures, it's hard to tell how much they want done, personally I would cut everything back from around the street lights, thin the bigger trees and cut the rest.

Best equipment for this job is a chain saw, Brush cutter, Chipper and a trimmer with a vert heavy line, personally like Gator for this stuff.

If I went in with the above equipment and one helper we would be done in 8 hours tops, $850.00 and leave the chips for the customer.
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They want it cut back 20-30'. Pretty much obliterate it all besides the trees.

There is a steep hill going across the whole thing. Which will make it a bit more difficult.

The rental place said the brush cutter will cut up to 4" like picframer said. So that should cut the time down in half. I'm thinking 10 hours at $100 a hour and $200 for the brush cutter rental. Does that seem fair?
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Do you have to haul anything away? Personally if you do not have a chipper, rent one. You can simply feed the thing and walk away for the next arm full, get a power fed unit.
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Do you have to haul anything away? Personally if you do not have a chipper, rent one. You can simply feed the thing and walk away for the next arm full, get a power fed unit.
I could rent one or use my dump truck. You think the chipper will save more time?
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I could rent one or use my dump truck. You think the chipper will save more time?
that would all depend on the size of the stuff. Smaller items do not chip well and would make you work harder. Clearing small tress though it would save you a lot of time.
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