04-18-2004, 11:04 PM
Just did a bid for relandscaping the front of a building that has 24 36-42" Taxus and was bidding against 3 other companies. I know two of the three and one has no real good way of removing these and the other could if they were smart enough. Anyways, I have a one ton flatbed that weighs around 9000lbs and usually pull taxus out with it and they come out like hot butter and I usually make a killing when I have some to remove. I however have not had to bid against anyone and bid them out at $20 a piece for a total of $480 for no more than 2 hours work by myself and my truck which is more than able to do the job at idle since they are in an island in a parking lot. What I was wondering is what some others have bid this out at. This past winter I removed 9 that were much larger in about 30 minutes for $35/ea. I am hoping that I can sell removing them at a great price so that I would get the planting. All in all about $1800 profit for about a day's work which will be on a Saturday so no one is around to get in the way.