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coastallandscapesolutions
12-18-2004, 08:57 PM
We just finished a clean up today that was unreal. Six of us hit this yard at 7:00 AM this morning and just finished at 6:45 PM. We ran two trucks from this house to our yard with leafs and pine straw to dump it. One truck has a 14' foot bed and the other is a 18' bed. All total we dumped 5 of the 14' loads and 4 of the 18' load. All from a 1.83 acre lot. I joked with the owner that he should call a lumber man and sell off all of the old growth pines. In some places it was over a foot deep. The plus side of this is that we now have several tons of good long leaf pine straw to re-sell.

Oh yea, the six of use were the ground grew. There was also a driver in each truck. 8 people total.

So, what is the most you have pulled out of a yard?

locutus
12-18-2004, 09:30 PM
Just curious what that job was priced at. My guess- $2400.00 +-.

Creative Lawn Care
12-18-2004, 09:40 PM
And I thought I had alot of leaves here.....That had to be nearly a $2500 job at least

oldturf
12-18-2004, 10:42 PM
more like $4,000----8 guys at 11.75 hrs=94 hrs

the scaper
12-18-2004, 10:50 PM
How do you have that much pinestraw stored? inside? covered?

locutus
12-18-2004, 10:58 PM
more like $4,000----8 guys at 11.75 hrs=94 hrsI was thinking 8 guys at $30.00 an hour=$240.00 x 10hrs=$2400.00+-. From the post, I gathered that they were at the site for 11.75 hrs- lunch etc. The $30.00 a man hour is a figure that is arbitrary as well. Assuming you are correct, the most I could get for that job would be $2820.00 How much were you figuring per man-hour? $43.00?

the scaper
12-18-2004, 11:34 PM
I would think in the 2-2.5k range too. 4k would be a tough sell.

impactlandscaping
12-18-2004, 11:47 PM
Hmmm... I was looking at more like 6K with drive time / 9 dump trips......

coastallandscapesolutions
12-19-2004, 10:12 AM
How do you have that much pinestraw stored? inside? covered?


Right now dumped in the corner of the yard.

coastallandscapesolutions
12-19-2004, 10:15 AM
more like $4,000----8 guys at 11.75 hrs=94 hrs

Close. Labor was $4230 and disposal charges were $450. This place was only 2.3 miles from our shop.

Besides the pine straw we also removed a lot of dead tree limbs. We don't have a chipper so they were tossed off to the side for the last truck load. We have probably twenty 55 gallon drum liners full of pine cones that we are giving to a local church group that works with challenged kids and adults for arts and craft stuff.

the scaper
12-19-2004, 10:36 AM
sounds like that was a nice job!

locutus
12-19-2004, 10:47 AM
more like $4,000----8 guys at 11.75 hrs=94 hrsTouche Old Turf, you were right on the money. I wonder if that is the average for that type of cleanup or was it bid high and the client just bit?

coastallandscapesolutions
12-19-2004, 12:57 PM
Our cleanups are billed by the hour. I am usually within 1 man hour when I do the quotes on the big jobs. We've just done to many. What also is not reflected is the fact it is going to take a few man hours to do something with this mountain of pine straw now sitting in the yard. We'll sort it tomorrow and then on Tuesday do a once over on all the customers until after Christmas. We are closed from Wed the 22 to the 28th.