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Old 10-10-2012, 10:09 AM
sgbotsford sgbotsford is offline
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Originally Posted by FLCthes4:11-12 View Post
i figure that it would take 1.5 man hours for each tree start to finish.
That seems high. Care to break that down? A lot is going to depend on how many trees, how large they are, the driving distance to the job.

My 4 minute figure for the local company is low, but that's his claim.

Locations are marked. Truck has access close to the locations.

1 bobcat with tree spade to dig the holes, and put the cores in carriers.

1 bobcat with forks to unload trees off the truck.

2 guys to strip most of the basket, and work with the bobcat driver to put the tree in the hole.

2 guys to do the filling and staking and final cleanup.

That 24 man minutes per tree, not counting shuttling loads of trees back and forth, running bobcats back and forth, getting going at the start of the day, picking up at the end of the day, down time if the next truckload of trees didn't arrive in time, etc. I think Bob said that the job was for a new golf course so there were LOTs of trees.
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