View Full Version : Bid / estimate a bike trail

08-11-2004, 08:32 PM
I have never had you guys price something for me cuz usually we have a good handle on things. Here is our project.

City operated bike/walking trail. All is paved, about 10 ft wide.

2 guys, one with 52" Z and one with trimmer

It took roughly 8 gallons of gas, 7 hours total of mowing and 7.5 hours trimming.

The city has mowed b/f but no trimming all summer. That is why it took so long.

There were about 700 trees within a 4- 5 miles strecth of walkway.

What would you charge?

08-11-2004, 11:27 PM
No one willing to give me their 2 cents worth??

08-11-2004, 11:33 PM
$60 per hour per laborer..

So.. mowing 2 guys 7 hours = 840

trimming 2 guys 7.5 hours = 900

Total = $1740 + tax

08-11-2004, 11:33 PM
Do you have a goal per man hour? If so, I would take that times the 14.5 hours you have wrapped up in the job. You are tying up a 2 man crew for pretty much a full 8 hour day. I would want to get about $600 for the job. Keep in mind, I am solo, and do mostly residential work, so I could be way out of line also.