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Old 05-29-2009, 11:05 PM
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Unhappy How do I bid tree work???

I am supposed to bid two tree jobs this weekend. One is a full cut down and the other is trimming and pruning. I've done the work before but never have given an estimate on one. Where and how would I start????
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:17 PM
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If you've done the work before, hopefully you can estimate the amount of time you'll spend on the job. Bid it by time spent x your hourly rate + materials, dump fees, etc. There's your bid
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:08 PM
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I am supposed to bid two tree jobs this weekend. One is a full cut down and the other is trimming and pruning. I've done the work before but never have given an estimate on one. Where and how would I start????
There are several factors in doing tree work. thickness of tree, height, amount limbs,location of tree, and grinding. And of course the two obvious one's, hourly work rate, dumping fees. if you done it before you know the hard work it takes to cut down trees make sure you get a profit from your work and not just your hourly rate pay. Bid with confidence. I've been doing tree work before where we just got enough for work and it's not pretty get yourself Profit!!!!!111
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:11 PM
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here's a link to work we have done before. Oh yeah i forgot to say something, SAFETY!!! SAFETY!!! is number one always be safe and cautious.
here it is http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=253665
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here's a link to work we have done before. Oh yeah i forgot to say something, SAFETY!!! SAFETY!!! is number one always be safe and cautious.
here it is http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=253665

Thats some nice work but no way in hell would I climb a tree. That's a job for a bucket truck. Good friends of mine own a electrical business I can rent there bucket truck for tree jobs. But most the time I just sub tree jobs out to them and make money off them without having to touch it.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:24 PM
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Thats some nice work but no way in hell would I climb a tree. That's a job for a bucket truck. Good friends of mine own a electrical business I can rent there bucket truck for tree jobs. But most the time I just sub tree jobs out to them and make money off them without having to touch it.
But that's no fun. We have done several tree jobs and the best way are by climbing. here is a link to one that we used a 90 ton crane. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=250387

hope you enjoy them.
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Advice on how to Bid

If you need some advice on how much a tree service should cost visit us http://www.douglastreeservices.com
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be careful if you get up there. take your time. I almost killed myself 3 months ago with chainsaw kicking back into my leg.
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