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Old 12-20-2007, 02:49 PM
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Help with pricing a job

I need some help/advice on charging for my next upcoming job which will be spreading 17 yds of filldirt with rakes/hand tools, no bobcat/machines used. Price of dirt $250 delivered to the site how do I go about charging for labor/spreading?

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Old 12-20-2007, 07:09 PM
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17 yards of dirt is a lotta dirt to be spreading strictly by hand. However we don't know what your doing. More info and we might be able to help you out.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:14 PM
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around 800-1100
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:56 PM
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the dirt is to cover stumps/ uneven parts of this section of yard and to keep water from running off into neighbors yard
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:21 PM
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get some light topsoil and it will go fast.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:11 PM
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Do you have any idea how long it will take you? What is your hourly rate.
I have seen guys move 3-4 yards of soil in an hour by hand. I have also seen guys that struggle to move a single yard.
A bobcat can knock that job out in a couple of hours.

Have you considered, just grinding the stumps?
What about using minimal soil, investing in renting equipment and just properly grading the property?
I really have no idea what you are getting with it just saying 17 yards.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:17 AM
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I'll take pictures of what i'm doing later and let you see and maybe it will help you get a better idea of the job.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:42 PM
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17 yards of dirt is a lotta dirt to be spreading strictly by hand. However we don't know what your doing. More info and we might be able to help you out.
ya got that right! Hope they dump it RIGHT where your going to be putting it and have the dumper try to drive and spread some out for ya. Estimate out how many hours you think its going to take you and the guys helping with rakes and shovels only and what you want to make per hour. Its hard to estimate for us online because we dont know any of the circumstances.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:05 PM
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ya got that right! Hope they dump it RIGHT where your going to be putting it and have the dumper try to drive and spread some out for ya. Estimate out how many hours you think its going to take you and the guys helping with rakes and shovels only and what you want to make per hour. Its hard to estimate for us online because we dont know any of the circumstances.
yea i'll try and get the truck to dump/spread best as he can, I was thinking about charging it like mulch so much per yard, by the way how do you like the simplicity tractor you have?
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:03 AM
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17 hours x $50hr = $850, add another $50 to be safe I think $900 would be resanable.
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