View Full Version : Privot hedge installation.....try bidding this!

07-26-2004, 05:29 PM
1) Area along sidewalk(easy access) measures 190 ft long.
2) customer requested 2 rows of hedge offset to come in thick
3) using 2-3foot hedges.
4) im gonna use 200 privet
My system to install will be using a rototiller to run along the sidewalk to loosen area and make for easy digging. I figure 3 guys will be able to do this job in half day....see what you guys come up with...method you'd use ....cost etc! I'll give my prices tonight!

07-26-2004, 05:46 PM
I've never put that many in at once, but I would think 3x 1/2 day is aggressive. Even at 5 min per shrub, that's nearly 17 manhours (or 5.5 per man). Obviously, with a straight run lilke that you can get a good system going, plus shrubs are easy to unload and drop right at the planting site.

I'd be a little nervous if I figured my labor at a 1/2 day, but again,
never really done an install like you've described.

I think the rototiller is a good idea.

good luck!

07-26-2004, 05:48 PM
5 guys 3 hrs 40 bushes a pop

all degree
07-26-2004, 05:51 PM
$5500 using $27 per privet. Based on $9/unit

At that many with three guys I would rent an auger and use that to dig them in. With that system 2 guys running auger one planting I would figure on 8 hours to complete.