View Full Version : I hate King Sago Palms!!!

07-21-2010, 10:28 PM
I thinned out these Sago's, took (4) hrs using the Stihl Kombi 130 chainsaw & Stihl 029. One hour to haul away-$20 landfill fee for HUGE pile of debris. I quoted $250 for the whole job. I most of been insane to quote such a low price (I blame the extreme heat...addled my brain!) Should of charged at least $450. I went off quoting my regular hour fee thinking this was a "easy" job & quoted a set price. I cussed myself out good the first (2) hours! :nono:

The tree in the middle is a American Chest nut. Beautiful tree.




Florida Gardener
07-21-2010, 11:12 PM
So you made almost $50/hour and your complaining?

07-22-2010, 09:27 AM
Hell yeah, when he could make $60/hour mowing.

I'd much rather mow than deal with sagos, bees, fronds, clean-up, etc.

Florida Gardener
07-22-2010, 09:44 AM
ill take money most ways it comes.....

you will be hard pressed to make 60/hr mowing in florida

07-23-2010, 10:37 PM
So you made almost $50/hour and your complaining?

Yep, I'm complaining. I blame "me". Big dumb idiot! :hammerhead::hammerhead:

I'm to busy with work and it was foolish to quote such a low price for one client and not another. After finishing, the client even said, I think you "under quoted" for the job! Yep. :hammerhead::hammerhead:

Florida Gardener
07-23-2010, 10:39 PM
It happens. Move on. I get mad when I quote at 50/hour and end up making 35-40/hour b/c I underbid.

07-26-2010, 01:19 PM
Yeah, Sagos are PITA plants. But $50.00 an hour is good money though. I would take that also!

07-26-2010, 02:05 PM
I know nothing about those kinds of trees as we do not have them in Wisconsin... lol... BUT, I can tell you that you made more per hour then our labor rate for landscaping. Very competative here.

09-11-2010, 12:37 PM
The problem is it took you 4 hours....

09-11-2010, 05:53 PM
The problem is it took you 4 hours.... That's what I was thinking. Chainsaw? What for? Pruners, a couple hours and job is complete. Take the pups, pot them and sell them next year.

09-11-2010, 09:46 PM
yeah pruners 1hr max, cordless recripricating saw(saws-all) even less, the trick is to work straight in then around the trunk throwing the limbs out as you go, keeps the poking to a minimum! leather gloves a must:cry::cry:

South Florida Lawns
09-14-2010, 10:56 PM
Just so you know a Sago is actually a Cycad and not a palm, I didn't know for the longest time either lol.