How do I remove a mound?

The previous owner of my home built a mound about 15-20 in diameter and maybe 2 feet high at the center. This has been here several years so it is covered with St. Augustine. I want to remove it, because is serves no useful purpose for us and it blocks drainage in that part of the yard.
I don't know the best way to go about this. Should I just attack it with a shovel or rent a tiller, or pay someone to scoop it with a bobcat and just re-sod the naked ground? I fear the shovel approach would take quite a while by myself. The dirt is most likely a combination of top soil and clay, mostly clay.
Any suggestions?
Thanks!
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That's why we get married. Buy her a shovel and put her to work.
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Maybe I should tell her there's a diamond buried at the bottom! :-D
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I'd lasso it, take a couple wraps around the front bumper (you'll wana see all the details in real time) of yer' 53' DeSoto, slam it into "R" (for mound Removal) and 'put the pedal 2 the metal'. The next cloudburst will do the cleanup fer' ya.
Yer much abliged.
MikeR
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Uh.. Thanks?

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It seems to me that the real question is, where do you put the topsoil etc when you scoop it up, either by shovel, bobcat, or otherwise ?
A backhoe (with frontloader bucket) could do this job in an hour maximum, including scooping the topsoil/sod/dirt up, and dumping the scoops into his dump truck, and haul the entire thing off.
One hour of backhoe work in your community may vary, but perhaps it is $55-65. Of course, any backhoe owner wouldn't load and unload for just one hour, so perhaps he would do it for $150-200.
I would investigate backhoe operators in your area. Ask them out and they will give you a price.
Good Luck !!
--James--
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Thanks James. I will definitely look into it.

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Walter wrote:

there may be a reason the mound is there and you will find out when you dig it up!
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Oh, I know why it's there. The previous owner had the patio extended, and purposely used the excavated dirt to build the mound for chipping practice. I don't golf.
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