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Old 06-02-2008, 09:41 AM
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So the Canadians treat their contractors much better than municipalities do here state side. Three of the four contracts i submitted this year had to be a fixed price per year for three or four years, the fourth allowed a yearly increase by the consumer price index(it was state).

Didn't think about rotating the guys on the crew to keep hours down, that will lower costs by about $.30 a tree. Good luck sounds like a good contract for a nice municipality.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:16 AM
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It wont keep the hours down, but keep the overtime down. Thanks for your input. I'm just working out the final numbers. Just found out the city here has a fair wage policy you must abide to to keep (unionized and open shops) wages fair. For an open shop, these will be my highest paid employees, Driver:$ 31.45, and Labourer:$28.45. This changes everything.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:24 PM
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Ah, the state contract I talked about earlier had the same thing. It called for entry level mower operators to be paid $14.50! It drives costs through the roof. What are you using for a truck to tote around 5 ton of water?
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:28 PM
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I have a S/A GMC Topkick 8500 with an aluminum dump body. It has removable sides and gate, so I'll pop them off and put the tank on.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:34 PM
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Sounds sweet. Assuming 1 truck and 2 guys, right?
Actually, all of our trees are in a line on the perimeter of a shopping center. There are 170 that are planted about 15-20' trunk to trunk. We have spliced our hose to water 4 trees at a time so 1 man can do it. How close are all of the trees?
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