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Old 06-22-2014, 12:30 PM
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$250-$350 ballpark. I charge $75 and up per hour solo. But to charge that you have to have the right equipment . Don't try to do large leaf jobs with just a backpack, tarp, rake, and truck. You will be there all day! You need bp blowers, wb blowers, leaf loader, leaf plow, dump truck or trailer, and the normal rakes and tarps. Try to set clients on at least 2 services in the fall or you will be doing leaves though christmas.
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He's just going to do his first leaf job, ever.

To have all that stuff would bury him in equipment he doesn't have the volume to pay for.

Tarps, rakes and bags is how it's going to happen, realtisically
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:45 PM
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dude, you dot have oak trees growing so dense they can blot out the sun in alabama.

You haven't experienced 100 year old northern trees, so you cut weigh in with "mulch them"

If he did that he'd 1) stall his mower and 2) have a pile of saw dust so deep the grass would never see the light of day.

Not to mention already 1 season of old leaves on the lawn?




to price this you first have to know HOW you are going to do it.

Do you have a leaf loader and a dump truck?
A leaf plow for your ZTR?

Do you Plan on raking and putting it all in trash bags?

There is no way to give an any price, this is like asking X+Y=Z…someone give me the Value of Y please?


so my answer is $50. See if that works out for you?

Lol why I stated we mulch them "around here"
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:10 PM
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Double mow price and do them every other cut. Unless its like my yard, 4 acres with 50 trees..
Run a mower vac, truck loader, dump trailer...

Adding a leaf plow this year... Never used one, but looks like a great idea..
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:22 PM
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He's just going to do his first leaf job, ever.

To have all that stuff would bury him in equipment he doesn't have the volume to pay for.

Tarps, rakes and bags is how it's going to happen, realtisically
Well here no one pays someone to do a small leaf cleanup. So it's big jobs or nothing. My first leaf job I started with all the right equipment do it is possible to do it.
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