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Old 09-14-2010, 10:26 PM
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Need help bidding this job

Lady just wants all of these bushes removed. I am not sure on how to bid this I figured that I may hire one other guy. Anybody?
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:29 PM
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looks like an awful big job.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:36 PM
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You should probably rent a backhoe and go to town. Those look MASSIVE! ....oh and don't locate any utilities. Waste of time.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:43 PM
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Those other clowns are just messing with you. If you have a chain saw simply cut it at the base or use snips to cut them at the very base. If they want the root ball up tie a chain around it and yank them out with the mower.

It would take me probably 30 minutes, and I would charge 100.00 to put it at the road or another 50.00 to haul it away. Also another 50.00 if they want the roots up. Shouldn't take you long.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:57 PM
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That is kind of what I was thinking on price. I think that is kind of what I will do as well. I am not planning on pulling up the root balls just get everything that is above ground. She wants to cover the area with fabric and mulch.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:29 AM
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I'm new to this but that seems a little high for 30 minites of work especially if you plan to do the mulch too
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:58 AM
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louisiana is spot on! Maybe charge a little more.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:47 PM
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i just had a job similar to this...i cut the yard which was about half acre and cut the bushes at the base with snips....did the whole job for $75....and when i go back to cut the grass i will just charge $50....since you are just doing the bushes i would charge $50...if they want the roots out charge another $50...i would just cut them off at the ground with snips or maybe even a chainsaw if they are really big around at the base
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:38 PM
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I bid on it tonight. Just cutting to the ground and taking them to the road, I am charging $50. Figured that most of the work will be dragging them out of the way so I can get the chainsaw back in for another cut.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:49 PM
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cool..hope it goes well...for some reason when i do things like this it always takes longer than i thought it would lol
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