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Old 06-22-2010, 03:31 PM
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Fall Clean up prices

Hi guys I have alot of customers asking me about fall clean up and they all want prices now! I dont no how to charge this yet I am new to the business. It will only be me doing the work, I have a backpack blower and am going to use my lawn tractor cause it has a bagger on it and I will probably have to tarp some also, I have no leaf loader and will be loading with 55 gallon drums. Do most of you guys charge by the hour? I dont want to under bid something for ex. the leafs look thin but once yet get to blowing them around the underlayer is is wet and they are 4 inches deep in some places. Thanks for your time...
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:41 PM
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just charge em by the hour, 50-60 an hour. dont use the drums, tarp it and drag it to the trailer.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:43 PM
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just charge em by the hour, 50-60 an hour. dont use the drums, tarp it and drag it to the trailer.
yeah a tarp would be better and just tell em your hourly rate
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:57 PM
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thanks I was thinking right around 50 so I guess I wasnt far off....I was going to load the leaves in the bed of the truck with the barrels I dont have a leaf loader so I thought that was the fastest and easiest way...
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:22 PM
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invest in a trailer (at least a 5x10) and put 4' walls around it. you can thank me later!
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:33 PM
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or a dollar a minute. why are your clents worried about fall clean ups in june?
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:23 PM
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I dont no but I guess it is a good thing they are planning on sending me more business maybe
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:02 PM
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I think it's smart to be thinking of fall cleanup now. Why wait until the last second? I try get get as much as I can for fall cleanup. Most of ours are 5 to 7 times a mowing price.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:20 PM
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I have a 5 x 10 trailer and built 4 sides for it and charge 25.00/hr. It doesn't seem like much, but I include drive time and time it takes to dispose of the leaves.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:31 PM
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How big are the properties you're looking at doing fall cleanups on? We have a number of smaller residential accounts and I find that the easiest way to do fall clean ups is to use a billy goat lawn vacuum to suck up all the leaves and then dump either in your truck box or trailer etc. If you're accounts are larger, I'd suggest adding a wheeled blower to your fleet as well.
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