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Old 02-20-2012, 07:07 PM
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I don't mind trimming hedges either but picking up the clippings is a PITA especially in pinestraw.
I don't like cleaning clippings from pinestraw areas either. I've tried tarps but the clippings still miss the tarps and land in the straw. What I do is blow/rake most of them and then spread a layer of fresh pine straw. I factor the straw into the job.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:15 PM
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I know this thread is old, but I only saw 1-2 people say this and for me it's the same. Shovels and other handtools. Today I dug out 6 diseased roses in half an hour for $90, and it took me 1 hour to put them in bags to throw away. But if I would have had my trailer with me I could have tossed them on there and made the $90 in 30 minutes and it would have only taken 1/10 of the space on my trailer and a trip to the brush place after I fill the whole trailer. I also charge around $40 per yard when moving dirt and mulch 3 guys,3 wheel barrows and 3 shovels make about $60 per person per hour. Contract labor on stuff like is easy to find. My favorite jobs have become jobs to hard for a single person to do on their own. A customer would gladly pay me $400 to have me move a 10 yard pile of dirt in to place than to take 2-4 days on their own.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:28 PM
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The most profitable equipment would have to be the trucks. Without the trucks, there would be no business
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:43 PM
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Good read
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:37 AM
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The most profitable equipment would have to be the trucks. Without the trucks, there would be no business
That's pretty much true. Although I do see guys that drive around with there mowers or walk around with a push one. So there could still be a business without a truck or vehicle, but I know if I didn't have a truck I wouldn't have a business.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:41 AM
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Excluding the truck, my most profitable piece of equipment per man hour cost me less than $500.00. It's a chain-saw. Mowing brings me $45.-$50. per hour on average. A chainsaw in my hand brings me between $80. - $120. an hour.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:01 PM
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My Husky 350BTS blower......sure is nice blowing out beds then mulching leaves.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:37 PM
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Compact tractor... The most versatile piece of equipment that gets the highest dollar per hour for whatever attachment it's using....
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Slice seeder. Can make hundreds of dollars per hour using a $4-5k machine.


Ms 180 chainsaw. cheap little baby saw....cost me $200 and have made thousands and thousands off of it. As opposed to the 066 that cost $1200 new and gets used 2-3 times per year.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:43 PM
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I would have to say compact tractor with aerator . And compact tractor with slit seeder .
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