Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:10 PM
dbartok dbartok is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: charlotte, nc
Posts: 8
270 trees in a week?

I lined up a job through a family memeber to plant 270 2 1/2 inch street trees but I only have one week to do the job. Can this be done? What I was thinking is I have one bobcat with an auger and would rent one more and use a 6 man crew.

Bobcat w/ auger go down row and dig holes after there marked
Bobcat with two laborers place trees in holes
2 laborers to fill in the holes.

Does this sound like it may work?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:18 PM
Albery's Lawn & Tractor's Avatar
Albery's Lawn & Tractor Albery's Lawn & Tractor is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,675
What do you mean by 2 1/2 inch trees? What pot size would they be? What are soil conditions like? 270 trees in a 5 day week would be 54 per day. So in a 8 hour day could you average nearly 7 trees an hour? Should be possible but will be tight.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:22 PM
dbartok dbartok is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: charlotte, nc
Posts: 8
by 2 1/2 inch I mean 2 1/2 inch caliper B&B trees
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:28 PM
BrandonV's Avatar
BrandonV BrandonV is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 3,642
not a problem
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:34 PM
yamadooski's Avatar
yamadooski yamadooski is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 434
We did 42 palms in one day and it was only my wife and I.
Each palm was 14' and 30" rootballs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:36 PM
lawnMaster5000 lawnMaster5000 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 589
That means you will need to be planting a tree every 8.9 minutes. That is pretty fast, especially for the two guys covering the trees, and the guys setting the tree. If you have to move them very far I dont see how it can be done.

If you are willing to work slightly longer days I dont think it would be a problem.
__________________

Happy Mowing from StL
-Scott Marquart

www.westcountylandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-07-2008, 08:44 PM
dbartok dbartok is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: charlotte, nc
Posts: 8
Yea working long days is not a problem, We have no problem being on site waiting for the sun to come up and not leaving till its too dark to see.

Thanks for all the replies I was worried about it but now i feel better about the job. And I can always add guys if its not working out to plan the first day.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-08-2008, 12:30 AM
monty33 monty33 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: boulder, colorado
Posts: 20
If your numbers are spot on, there is nothing like a tree planting contract. Make sure you have the right amount of labor and backfill material/haul off/equipment to fill the gravy train. Did you use a broker, gentlemen farmer and tree spade, or local nursery to compliment the order? Have you accounted for the b&b dismantling aspect in your production? How will the irrigation role play out? In other words, if you don't mind me asking, how does your cost per tree work out for this contract? Best of luck.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-08-2008, 12:45 AM
pj550v12's Avatar
pj550v12 pj550v12 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stratford CT
Posts: 301
I'd almost consider a two man auger over a bobcat. It really is one way or the other though. Some will say the ease of the bobcat and less fatigue is worth it, I however would say the versitility of moving the auger by hand vs. moving a bobcat is the advantage, time wise.
__________________
Happy Grass Landscaping
2011 F550
2013 Chevy 2500hd
Tons of other stuff
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-08-2008, 12:53 AM
monty33 monty33 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: boulder, colorado
Posts: 20
A bobcat will always out produce a two man, hand held auger and will eliminate a dislocated shoulder, especially in large scale applications,imfo.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 AM.

Page generated in 0.10501 seconds with 7 queries