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Old 03-14-2007, 07:06 PM
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How much?

Did a mulch job today for a customer which took about 10.5 man hrs. Two guys, two wheelbarrows and got at it. The mulch was delivered and provided for free by the city so I did nothing but show up and mulch. I would say mabe .5 man'hrs spent on deadheading, but other than that the bed was clean.

I usually do mulch jobs per yd $45-$50 for labor and pick-up, mulch being extra . Since I can only guess on how much we moved, I want to make sure I don't screw myself on price for such a labor intensive job. I was thinking about $450-$500. What do ya think?

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:09 PM
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I might have missed it but how much mulch did you move? Was it a tandem or single axle dump? Did they only make one trip? PLus sign me up for free mulch delivered by the city.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:36 PM
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The mulch was composted leaf mulch. Not bad for being free.

As far as how much, that's the problem. I could guess it was about 13-15 yards. I'm guessing by how long it took to move it all. I can move mulch pretty quickly, and this pile took about five hrs with two guys. The customer had three large p/u loads dumped by someone she knows that works at the parks dept for the city.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:22 AM
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$450 seems kinda low. I would push for between $550-650.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:36 AM
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Did you catch what truck delivered the mulch? Alot of the parks around here drive little dumps while my mulch suppliers drive the big dumps. 2 guys, 2 wheelbarrows, 5 hours, my guess is about 12-15 yards
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:05 PM
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If they were regular pick ups that would be around 2 to 2 1/2 yards per truck.
I agree with J & R Landscape around $600.00. Did you do any weeding?
That would be more cost.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I like you'lls thinking. More money I did a little bit of deadheaded, but no weeding. I'll push for a bit more, but I'm not going to stick it to them too bad. A+++customers!
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