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Old 09-15-2013, 02:32 PM
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Getting ready for Fall Cleanups

I bought a Gravely 260 back in spring. I am getting ready to start fall cleanups in the next few weeks. I just bought the X-Treme Flow Bagger unit that cost $2,500 after taxes... I would like to make my money back this year so i can stash money away for winter & not have a lot of bills. I am kind of wondering how you guys charge for the cleanup or just bagging lawns in general. I thought for cleanups i would charge by the hour & also charge if they want debris hauled off property. Just would like to hear what other contractors do.

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:07 PM
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$85/man hour plus dump fee. Estimate how long it will take and give a price. I never tell a customer an hourly rate or say I'll work by the hour. 1 price and done.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:29 PM
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$85/man hour plus dump fee. Estimate how long it will take and give a price. I never tell a customer an hourly rate or say I'll work by the hour. 1 price and done.
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2 men on a 8 hr. Clean up with a 125 disposal fee and a 1,485 total bill whether you disclose a labor rate or not still sends most into sticker shock
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:40 PM
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Some get sticker shock no matter what kind of job it is. There's no shortage of leaves or cleanup work in the northeast.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:13 PM
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Thanks guys! i have a few clients that want there lawns bagged before the fall cleanup. What do you think i should charge extra for that? like $30.00 if i can dump the clipping on there land.
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