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pjslawncare/landscap
01-08-2004, 02:43 PM
Just took down old apple tree for one of my customers yesterday. About 17' to 20' tall, 15' wide removed to the ground. Trunk 2' thick. Took 3 hours. Equipment used, 1 ton dump truck, tractor w/front loader and chain saws, one man (me). Dumped two loads for free (will charge customer of coarse). Easy access 40' from street. Good customer.

J&R
01-08-2004, 02:48 PM
300.00 to 400.00

paponte
01-08-2004, 03:01 PM
Probably around $500. site unseen. :cool:

twins_lawn_care
01-08-2004, 03:19 PM
I would have to rent the equipment, but sounds like you had it already.
If I had to rent it, probably $600,
already having it, probably $450.

Not being too efficient with large trees, It would probably take me a lot longer, as I would go slow for safety reasons, but would call it a day after this alone.

J&R
01-08-2004, 04:34 PM
Why i s said 300-400 I would back my 20' trailer knotch tree cut tree fall in trailer cut stump to ground lavel. drive off. less than 1 hour.

DennisF
01-08-2004, 05:02 PM
The going rate where I'm at for a tree that size is $300 plus $75 for hauling and dumping. If you grind the stump it's another $150.

brentsawyer
01-08-2004, 06:22 PM
Whose going rate for the stump is $150. Wow, most that would be $50-75 here. Stumps are done so cheap by the guys that have good stump grinders it's not worth it for most people to rent one here. Also, a tree company would probalby charge anywhere from $300-400 for everything incl. stump.

paponte
01-08-2004, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by J&R
Why i s said 300-400 I would back my 20' trailer knotch tree cut tree fall in trailer cut stump to ground lavel. drive off. less than 1 hour.

LOL!! You would drop a tree into your trailer? Geeze, surprised it is still in one piece! :dizzy:

J&R
01-08-2004, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by paponte
LOL!! You would drop a tree into your trailer? Geeze, surprised it is still in one piece! :dizzy: He said it was just a 17'-20' apple tree.

Blades of Steel
01-08-2004, 09:27 PM
300 to 400 sounds about right too me. Make sure the insurance is up to date!

TURF DOCTOR
01-08-2004, 09:30 PM
100 bucks a hour at least.When you do tree work whatever you bid the job double it or triple it. That is the only way to make it you can go in the hole.

BravesFan
01-08-2004, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by Turf Docter
100 bucks a hour at least.When you do tree work whatever you bid the job double it or triple it. That is the only way to make it you can go in the hole.

Easy $450 with the stump grind.

Dennis

BravesFan
01-08-2004, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by DennisF
The going rate where I'm at for a tree that size is $300 plus $75 for hauling and dumping. If you grind the stump it's another $150.

Come work in my area. I'll give you all the haulings you can handle for $75...and out of the goodness of my heart...i'll take all your stumps at $150 ea. :)

Dennis

olderthandirt
01-08-2004, 09:44 PM
$1000
I hate tree work!



Mac

pjslawncare/landscap
01-08-2004, 10:02 PM
Thanks guys. I ended charging him $375 + $80 for disposal. I gave him a bit of a break since he has been a long time mowing customer and also refered many people my way.
Interesting note: this guy is a big time CEO of a large corp. While chatting with me, conversation turned to how well business is going for me and how he envys people like me, home every nite, little stress, do what I want. Im thinking, yea rite. Give me your bank accounts and Ill let you have it. Grass is greener on other side of the fence :p

DennisF
01-08-2004, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by BravesFan
Come work in my area. I'll give you all the haulings you can handle for $75...and out of the goodness of my heart...i'll take all your stumps at $150 ea. :)

Dennis

Here in central Florida every redneck and illegal alien has a dump truck and or a dump trailer. They'll fight like Pitbulls for a chance to haul away trees and brush at $75 per load. I can get 10 yards of mulch delivered to a job for $50 plus the cost of the mulch. I charge the customer $100 for delivery. Hauling of anything here is low priced because of the large number of people doing hauling. Stump grinding starts at $50 for a 10 inch diameter stump and the price goes up $10 per inch from there. Very few people down here doing stump grinding so the price for it is very high. I'm thinking of buying a grinder and taking on some jobs since there is plenty of revenue in it.

BravesFan
01-08-2004, 10:17 PM
Some people live their lives in their own private jail cell. They have all of the things money can buy...but none of the things money can't buy.

Dennis

proenterprises
01-08-2004, 10:19 PM
$600.00

BravesFan
01-08-2004, 10:32 PM
Prices on treework around here have gone crazy since Isabel. It's no longer a mystery what happens to homes when 2ft. wide + trees slam into them. Not a pretty site.

Now...anything within striking distance of the house is on the endangered species list. It's supply and demand...and the tree guys are in demand and charging the max that the market will bear.

Dennis