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Old 12-25-2007, 06:07 PM
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:11 PM
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If I got $500 labor for a pallet of sod... my house would be paid off.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:54 PM
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Sod replacement equals $450/pallet all day long. Includes delivery, dump fee, sod cut for removal, graded, and st aug sod installed..... We do not even bother with bahia.

Sure there are plenty of guys/mexicans around that will do it for less, but there are plenty of customers out there willing to pay more.

What price point do you want to work at? I think that is many LCO's problem on lawnsite, they are afraid to charge too much.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:55 AM
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Sod replacement equals $450/pallet all day long. Includes delivery, dump fee, sod cut for removal, graded, and st aug sod installed..... We do not even bother with bahia.

Sure there are plenty of guys/mexicans around that will do it for less, but there are plenty of customers out there willing to pay more.

What price point do you want to work at? I think that is many LCO's problem on lawnsite, they are afraid to charge too much.
How many man hours would it take you to remove install and install 10 pallets of sod?
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:49 AM
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Well first off I charge about 350 per pallet. I get it for 90 bucks a pallet. Each pallet is 400 sq ft so i don't understand where you see that I price per sq ft i figure the area to see how much i need to get not what I charge. Second this web site is designed to help others in the field I would gladly share my ideas to help my fellow landscaper. I could give two craps about you in Tampa There is a ton of work here in Orlando you really think I need to go out there and steal jobs from you. A few miles?
Man you guys have small pallets we get 700-800sqft. on a pallet and we charge .27 cents a square installed.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:20 AM
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in jacksonville we get 350-400 per 500sq ft pallet..
Hello there what are you paying for sod?
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:27 PM
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Man you guys have small pallets we get 700-800sqft. on a pallet and we charge .27 cents a square installed.
That's less than we can buy sod for.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:33 AM
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here are a couple of pics for you of an 20 pallet job we did the year before last:
We had 5 guys total out there doing the job and we started at like 11am and finished at almost dark, probably around 8pm in june. So taking out the lunch break it was 8 hours total, 40 man hours. However, 2 guys were 3 hours late(minus 6 hours), we lost 2 guys who went on a dump run for 2 hours cause they had truck trouble (minus 4 hours). 2 guys ended up leaving early. so all and all I would guess it took us about 20-24 actual man hours. It is safe to guesstimate about an hour per pallet start to finish with that many guys. The process goes really fast when you have a sod cutter, access to a bobcat, dump trailer and a place to dump nearby. All that made it go extremely fast.


I did not keep an actual record of the job and the time took and it was nearly 2 years ago, so I am going from memory...

When it was all said and done I walked away with an 8.5 x 16 v-nose enclosed trailer paid for. Not bad for a days work.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:39 AM
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That's less than we can buy sod for.
Hey we pay 13 cents a square for it delivered
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:13 PM
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I grew up in St. Louis and remember buying 70 sq. yd. pallets for $70.00. Out here, the lowest price I've found is around $.30/sq. ft.
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