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grasscutter845
10-27-2007, 05:12 PM
Just wondering what most people are getting an hour for clean ups? I will just have 1 other guy working with me. Ill have my gilly goat blower and my redmax backpack...Thanks for all the input

Stihl036pro
10-27-2007, 08:33 PM
It depends on your overhead. I run a 3 man crew and try to get $125 per hour. Thats with a 20 horse leaf vac. 3 Br 600 back pack blowers and two ground blowers, one an 8 horse gaint vac and the other a 13 horse bill goat force. The force blower is an awsome machine. Also one 60 inch mower with a collection system. The leaf disposal is free at the town dump. Some jobs I will make a lot more than that but that is the going rate around here. How are you going to remove the leaves? I think based on what I know I think $70 per hour is what I would shoot for.

grasscutter845
10-27-2007, 08:48 PM
My buddy has a vac truck. I bought a new truck this year so i didnt want to buy a dump trailer and build a box this year, that will happen next year. He charges me 50 per load. I dont think that is to bad? Im buying a new 9hp blower but not sure if i was a lw or bg i was leaning to the bg... Thanks for the help

LawnGuy73
10-27-2007, 10:39 PM
Solo, and charge $95.00 per hour with a two hour minimum.

ChiTown Lawnboy
10-27-2007, 10:48 PM
Two guys and charge $125.00 per hour with a one hour minimum.

ChiTown Lawnboy
10-27-2007, 11:18 PM
Some people FREAK OUT! On hourly charges. Basically you can charge by the looks of the job. Feel out the customer or just by do it by the hour. Up to you and the market you are in.