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Old 01-06-2010, 07:05 PM
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Fall clean up help

I am wondering how much to charge on one of my fall clean ups. I have a john deere 210 and a trac vac. All I have to do is vac up all the leaves and dump them along the woods. No hauling involved. The customer provides the gas and pay in cash. I am wondering what I should be chargeing an hour.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:17 PM
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haahaahah $5 hr???????
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:12 PM
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make sure you are charging enough to cover all your overhead costs and make profit as well
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:33 PM
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Yeah, with that small amount of equipment (and no gas) you could make more money when charging $10 an hour than a person with 2 b 600's, 2 ztr's, leaf loader, etc. and charging $50 an hour.

Just charge enough to cover your overhead (equipment, transportation, etc. costs) and also get enough profit out of it to make it worth your time.

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