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sbvfd592
10-27-2002, 12:52 PM
OK well hear we are just starting leaves I did my fist cleanups last week, I just want to see some of your setups infront of the huge piles of leaves you create I love this time of year:D :drinkup: if you have a min to take a pick on a job will you post it up I will get some over then next 2 weeks.

LAWNGODFATHER
10-27-2002, 07:50 PM
We still have 3 weeks before we start here.

jmleaver
10-27-2002, 08:14 PM
what is the best way to charge? Hourly/ per job, and what would the "Going rate" be? Do you also charge for removal of leaves or is that in the price?

MacLawnCo
10-27-2002, 08:18 PM
I try to get arround $10 per hour which includes removal.;)

LAWNGODFATHER
10-27-2002, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by MacLawnCo
I try to get arround $10 per hour which includes removal.;)

I try to get 10 times that, I know that's what you mean.;)

jmleaver
10-27-2002, 08:26 PM
10.00 per hour or 100.00 per hour? my current rate is between 25-35? is that too low?

Bob Minney
10-27-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by MacLawnCo
I try to get arround $10 per hour which includes removal.;)

Man you guys are lucky to get an hourly rate. I jist do a flat rate of $5 and a 6 pack per job. I could reley make sume good $ if I wood jest nock em out but what happens is I drink the 6er 1st then fall ta sleep uner a tree and have to come back next day, by then I spendud the 5 on mor beer so if I go back I gotta werk for nutin and that aint fair.
:mad: :mad: :mad: ;)

jmleaver-rate low for me but $ depends on you and equipment used + area you work in and people you are selling to.

wmsland
10-27-2002, 08:58 PM
Around here $30-$45 an hour per man is about right. We don't have to remove to many leaves, most of the cities around her will pick them up off of the tree lawn, we just have to get them there.

MacLawnCo
10-27-2002, 09:10 PM
I was just trying to give the guy a benchmark to shoot for. Not everyone can charge that much, but it never hurts to aim high.

BTW, i did mean $10.:jester:

lawnkid
10-27-2002, 09:11 PM
Man, finally the leaves have started falling around here so hopefully I'll start some clean-ups next week. I get $40/hour for just me doing cleanups with my backpack and a tarp.

Hey wmsland,
what's your company name? Are you east of Cleveland or west of Cleveland? I'm on the eastside in Euclid.

HarryD
10-27-2002, 09:53 PM
so far with my new exmark with the mulch kit i have not had to pick up to many leaves so far just mulching them all the ash trees have droped and the maples are not far behind

BOTURF
10-27-2002, 10:27 PM
I get 35 to 40 at least around these parts , 10 a hr aint going to cut it my equipment will sit in shop for that rate . You cant even pay for gas and ins at that rate let alone your hourly wage , you are losing money bigtime my man .

RedOak
10-28-2002, 12:58 AM
Posted by MacLawnCo:


I try to get arround $10 per hour which includes removal.
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Posted by Bob Minney:

Man you guys are lucky to get an hourly rate. I jist do a flat rate of $5 and a 6 pack per job. I could reley make sume good $ if I wood jest nock em out but what happens is I drink the 6er 1st then fall ta sleep uner a tree and have to come back next day, by then I spendud the 5 on mor beer so if I go back I gotta werk for nutin and that aint fair.


....HILARIOUS....................................hold on,........................ok, no,.........................................................still laughing!!!

MOW ED
10-28-2002, 10:09 AM
If you are working for 10 an hour I will hire you to come here and work for me.
I'll give you 10.50 an hour. You can start immediately. No references necessary. Bring your own equipment.

MacLawnCo
10-28-2002, 10:24 AM
Apparently Bob Miney got my sarcasim.

mdb landscaping
11-25-2002, 09:06 PM
heres a pic today. this is actually at my own house. i finally got around to starting it today. as if it wasnt bad enough, i didnt have enough time to do the back. this pile is just from the front. i sucked this pile up, but the leaves from the back would make this pile 3 times higher. thats my brother in the background.

Art Stubbs handy 58
11-25-2002, 09:28 PM
:blob4: $10.00 per hour man i could keep you busy till X-Mas..
i'll even throw in room and one meal a day.......Hey MacLawn pm me for directions hehehe........:D

LB Landscaping
11-26-2002, 12:20 AM
For $10 bucks an hour I'll hire you to do my lawn while I go out and make some real money LOL!!!!

walker-talker
11-26-2002, 12:55 AM
Only me...$45 an hour with a 1 hour minimum.

MATT

joshua
11-26-2002, 01:53 AM
$60 a hour for me and $70 if i have a helper.


for you guys with leaf loaders on a pile that was shown in the pic. how many of those can you actually fit in the box?

jeffex
11-26-2002, 06:10 AM
my camera has a setting for good better best quality. I forgot to set it at good, which loads right up to lawnsite. My dell picture studio won't change size. the file size is aound 1,000,000 and lawnsite takes file up to 150,000 bytes or something like that. I feel like such a "ROOKIE"

stslawncare
11-26-2002, 11:07 AM
great question joshua, i would like to add to that question if u dont mind.

compared to that pile, what would fill up ur trailer mdb??? what would u charge to just take a pile that size away? how about half that size? and also quarter that size. sorry for all the questions but this year i am doing all the cleanups and piling for someone else to come and get, just wondering what i should pay them and all.

thanks,
Scottie

columbiaplower
11-26-2002, 04:33 PM
He will be able to fit that whole pile into that box. The truck loader will reduce the size dramaticly.
-Nick
Ultimate Lawn

mdb landscaping
11-26-2002, 07:25 PM
that pile only filled up half the box! i had sucked up a pile for somebody else and already had half a load in it. I like to get $65 a load to suck up and haul away for people. If they are thick and wet and have been sitting for awhile, ill get a little more. The trailer works absolutely great. Since my chute goes right in at the top of the box, i can fill it all the way up.

KenH
11-26-2002, 07:30 PM
I think most loaders reduce 6:1, at least. Most claim a higher ratio, but I once counted how many garbage cans it took to fill one with schreaded leaves. (I know, very scientific.)

Wet leaves are heavier but pack a lot better than dry leaves.

gogetter
11-26-2002, 11:47 PM
Last year I was paying $30-40 to have another company come and suck up the leaves for me. They had a place to dump for free.
This year they have to pay $20 to dump so they raised it to $60 for me. It's still better then making 2 and 3 trips with my little trailer and paying to dump them myself.

joshua- I was going to ask you why you don't make a profit off your helper, but your personal rate is so high, I guess it works out about right.
I am charging $40 per man hour this year (me and a helper on a job for 2 hours = 4 man hrs x hourly rate).

Tim1075
11-26-2002, 11:55 PM
A pile that i made at a clean-up today

Tim1075
11-26-2002, 11:57 PM
the front yard of that clean-up

Tim1075
11-26-2002, 11:58 PM
Leaf pile from the front yard

gogetter
11-27-2002, 01:56 AM
Tim, what are ya laying those stripes down with?

LAWNGODFATHER
11-27-2002, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by joshua
for you guys with leaf loaders on a pile that was shown in the pic. how many of those can you actually fit in the box?

Mine, about 35 to 40 of those small piles.

Haul away minimum is $25, for them small piles.


Tim, why is there a 18-25hp kohler sitting on the stern of that boat?

yardman1
11-27-2002, 10:03 AM
That is a boat motor called a Go-Devil it has a long shaft that extends about four feet behind the boat, it is used for shallow water running, it will run through mud and stumps, whatever. It looks like it is turned around. They are good for duck hunting. You can get it with a honda, kawi, or briggs.

Tim1075
11-27-2002, 02:20 PM
I am using an old 36" scag to lay the stripes and yard man has it correct about the boat. My customer is a big duck hunter and he turns the motor around for transport.

columbiaplower
12-02-2002, 08:22 PM
heres one of the smaller piles.... i never remember to take the pictures till after the jobs done.

stslawncare
12-03-2002, 02:30 PM
i did a leaf job about 2 times the size of the ones pictured above. it filled up the truck about 3/4 full, maybe a tiny bit more.