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I had put the idea of using a mattock to clear vegetation then plant tree but estate wants mounds done by hand. I maybe just go with a ridiculous price so they don’t give me it.

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56 minutes ago, Mjk86 said:

I had put the idea of using a mattock to clear vegetation then plant tree but estate wants mounds done by hand. I maybe just go with a ridiculous price so they don’t give me it. emoji23.pngemoji23.png

That looks like a job for a remote excavator. Sit in the truck in the warm and remote it with a coffee. 😂

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That looks like a job for a remote excavator. Sit in the truck in the warm and remote it with a coffee. 



If only life was that easy I’d maybe have two coffees
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1 minute ago, Mjk86 said:

 

 


If only life was that easy I’d maybe have two coffees emoji23.pngemoji23.png

 

 

Sounds like you need someone to run the machine, keep your hands free for 2 ;) 😂 Why do they want it hand mounded? 

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Sounds like you need someone to run the machine, keep your hands free for 2   Why do they want it hand mounded? 



It’s pretty rocky a machine wouldn’t get anywhere near. The section needing done is on the planting plan so I’m guessing it’s gonna need something in it for grant purposes. Personally I’d screef it plant the trees then look at potentially chemical weeding next year but I’m only paid from the neck to the deck so my opinion doesn’t count

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Do trees not grow anymore if not on a mound?? 😀

I wouldn't imagine the vegetation is going to grow that quickly to out grow the trees looking at photos, looks fairly high exposed poor ground.

 

Is there a spec for the size of the mound??

 

Think I'd either stay well clear or stick a mega high price in, I'd be putting in a price to include Argo/transport.

Bugger walking up steep hills just to get to job site, getting to old for that. 😉

Worked a few cutting sites where I hired my Argo to boss far more civilised with squads of men and long walks esp with all gear ( saws, petrol, tirfor etc) and the time saved walking in and being fresh on site, covers Argo hire

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Do trees not grow anymore if not on a mound??
I wouldn't imagine the vegetation is going to grow that quickly to out grow the trees looking at photos, looks fairly high exposed poor ground.
 
Is there a spec for the size of the mound??
 
Think I'd either stay well clear or stick a mega high price in, I'd be putting in a price to include Argo/transport.
Bugger walking up steep hills just to get to job site, getting to old for that.
Worked a few cutting sites where I hired my Argo to boss far more civilised with squads of men and long walks esp with all gear ( saws, petrol, tirfor etc) and the time saved walking in and being fresh on site, covers Argo hire


Well given the ground I’d have thought least they could do was let us screef it but apparently has to be mounds.

We have an Argo and an access ride above, below and across area needing done.

Size of mounds roughly an a4 sheet of paper size would probably do.

Really struggling to come up with a price I was thinking anywhere between £0.70-£1.20

But that’s a stab in the dark

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On 18/12/2020 at 16:55, Mjk86 said:

I had put the idea of using a mattock to clear vegetation then plant tree but estate wants mounds done by hand. I maybe just go with a ridiculous price so they don’t give me it. emoji23.pngemoji23.png

Yes. THAT.  And remember they will be getting 'assistance' for thiz.. Put a fat price in or they can get some fool in.  K

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