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Old 08-12-2012, 01:01 AM
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How much would you charge for

How much would you charge in labor per plant to install 9,000 3 gallon shrubs in one mass planting in one large area. Plants to be all grouped together a few feet apart.

How many plants can be installed per man hour? On a slope, so no dingo auger. The tricky part is figuring man hours for plant mobilization.

What kind of auger would you recommend? Is there a super light one man auger? I have a stihl 2 cycle Auger but i think its max capacity is a 1 gallon?
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:18 AM
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How much would you charge in labor per plant to install 9,000 3 gallon shrubs in one mass planting in one large area. Plants to be all grouped together a few feet apart.

How many plants can be installed per man hour? On a slope, so no dingo auger. The tricky part is figuring man hours for plant mobilization.

What kind of auger would you recommend? Is there a super light one man auger? I have a stihl 2 cycle Auger but i think its max capacity is a 1 gallon?
How would you move the plants to the area? Does teh planting need to be ammendended with additional soil supplements. What soil type? how far apart? what slope?
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:38 AM
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Small mini x maybe? Then what AWJ said...
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:37 AM
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Small mini x maybe? Then what AWJ said...
ok what about a larger mini-x with a 12" bucket? I have a 430.

But then again I saw John Deere plant thousands of plants on a bank for a local golf course and they used some kind of one person auger.

The name of the game is slam and jam.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:15 AM
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If you could reach up the slope with your mini x then an auger on it would work .
They make a one man auger on wheels but it may be too hard to move on that slope.

Or the old fashion way. Shovel.LOL

2 good shovel guys could do 30 holes an hour. I think a team of 8 guys ( 5 digging , 2 planting, one moving plants and cleaning up) should be able to do 500 per day. If they like to work.

I personally would use the auger on the mini ex. You have them for the dingo so it should be easy to retrofit to the 430.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:37 AM
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If you could reach up the slope with your mini x then an auger on it would work .
They make a one man auger on wheels but it may be too hard to move on that slope.

Or the old fashion way. Shovel.LOL

2 good shovel guys could do 30 holes an hour. I think a team of 8 guys ( 5 digging , 2 planting, one moving plants and cleaning up) should be able to do 500 per day. If they like to work.

I personally would use the auger on the mini ex. You have them for the dingo so it should be easy to retrofit to the 430.
Auger on a mini is a good idea. You thing the auger would be better than a 12" bucket?
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:34 AM
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How would you move the plants to the area? Does teh planting need to be ammendended with additional soil supplements. What soil type? how far apart? what slope?
Plants can be staged close to planting area. Can be moved with trailer attached to track skid or truck. No ammendments. Soil will probably be hard. 3-4' apart. hard to say on slope. enough that an dingo auger would not be effective
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:40 PM
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How steep a slope can a mini handle?

If i did the mini, i would prob need two of them going.

And good point on easier back filling. And w a mini i could prob dig 10-15 holes w/o moving.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:50 PM
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Well we installed 3000 shrubs for this phase. Ended up buying an echo ea-410 auger with a 10" bit for this job. I was hoping it would take one guy, but it still took two even though it is a smaller auger. Worked pretty well. 3000 shrubs in 3.5 days.
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