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Old 04-29-2007, 11:12 PM
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Hey everyone,

I got a contract with the county. It is for 125 miles of county road way. Most of the road way is residential.It can be cut with a ZTR. Its a 3 year contract @ $175,000 a year. The 125 miles has to be cleaned and mowed within the first 20 days of each month. Any comments on this? The contract starts June the 1st.



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First off congratulations!

The next thing I was wondering is, how long would it take to do this work?
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How many times per month do you do it? once?
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:37 PM
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What do they mean by clean up? Are you talking about trash? To me, it sounds likes a lot of work for a ZTR. It would be better for a brush cutter instead in my opinion
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I'd like some more info on the particulars of the contract requirements before I can say anything one way or the other.

How wide to mow, trash pick up, cutting with what machine, using a crew? *20+ days a month M-F, rain or shine, thats over 6.25 miles a day you have to do.

Have to admit it does sound like a money maker at this point.



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Dude good score.And may i ask how you obtained this contract did you put a bid in etc..?
I would look at it this way. ok you 8 months of cutting.(a season where i live can last 8 months) and 125 miles a cut.you have to do both sides. so that 2,000 miles a year of cutting depending on if its a one pass per side job.so if its a one pass job look at it this way ,say you got your ztr and it desides to only go one mile per hour .your looking at 30 hours a week if you do it your self.thats 5,500 a week for 30 hours of work.take away how much ever for the insurance and so fourth gas etc......well say on the worst day you need 1500 a week to cover that stuff
and good old taxes #### you another grand.so your left with 3,000 a week!!!not to bad 100 dollars an hour.
But we will get realistic.you will be cruising on your ztr at about 9 miles per hour.You will put up signs on that 250 mile road.your ztr doesnt cost much for the upkeep.You will hire some guy at 8 dollars an hour to do it becasuse quality doesnt matter with a road way job.So what do i have to say about this contract you got?HMMM... gold mine free advertising plus a boat load of money to help your business go even further.But dont get to ahead of your self....the walmart empire wasnt built in a day.
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any update on the contract?
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I have been trying to give update LOL but I couldnt post on the forum from some reason. Now seems I can. I am still working on it Ill will post a update soon.
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Something happened with a setting. It said you were awaiting authorization so I changed it back. Sorry about that.
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