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Old 09-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Coffeecraver Coffeecraver is offline
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Sub-Contract the job to someone with a license insurance and experience.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:59 PM
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Sub-Contract the job to someone with a license insurance and experience.
Why would anybode wanna do that
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:07 PM
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Tree removal contractors here (SC coast) charge $1000/8 hr day. This includes three people, debris removal and stump grinding. If a cherry picker is needed, add $50/hr.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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Here is one example of how dangerous tree work can be.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A 29-year-old man fell to his death Wednesday while trying to cut down a tree in Sandy Springs, police said.

Investigators said the man, who was employed by Superior Arbor Management Co. out of Dawsonville, was part of a tree-servicing crew working in the 100 block of Brookview Circle in Sandy Springs.

Authorities said the tree apparently snapped below the victim, who was positioned in the tree some 60 or more feet above the ground.

The victimís name has not been released pending notification of his family.
This guy was experienced
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:28 AM
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Here is one example of how dangerous tree work can be.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A 29-year-old man fell to his death Wednesday while trying to cut down a tree in Sandy Springs, police said.

Investigators said the man, who was employed by Superior Arbor Management Co. out of Dawsonville, was part of a tree-servicing crew working in the 100 block of Brookview Circle in Sandy Springs.

Authorities said the tree apparently snapped below the victim, who was positioned in the tree some 60 or more feet above the ground.

The victimís name has not been released pending notification of his family.
This guy was experienced

I have to climb a tree tommorow to cut a limb off, but luckily i ony have to go 15' up
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:10 PM
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Without a picture of the tree it's hard to price anything. With that said, if it's a maple, 50' tall with a 4' base, $800 isn't a bad price. If it's out in the opne and can be dropped whole, cheaper, maybe $600 and if there is a small drop zone, wires, extensive landscaping, $900-$1000 would be more like it. Go for it but be safe. I do it as a side job and love to climb but it's not for everyone.

Be safe.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:09 AM
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Sub-Contract the job to someone with a license insurance and experience.

What he said! Sounds like you are way out of your league. With no pictures these is no way to say how much to bid.

Sub it out and add 20% for yourself.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:11 AM
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Here is a quote for 25 trees I gave someone on here. Now this is just drop and chop style but you can get a general idea of how it can be quoted.

Tree Job at Birkdale Just Dropping Trees

Equipment
Stump Grinder $500.00
Chainsaws $800.00
Fuel $300.00
Misc
Hard Hats x4 $140.00
Sawblades $100.00
Climbing Gear $500.00
Total $2,340.00
Markup 25% $585.00
Total Fixed Cost $2,925.00



Labor Hours Rate Total
Super 30 $25.00 $750.00
Mechanic 30 $25.00 $750.00
Helper 30 $17.00 $510.00
Helper 30 $17.00 $510.00
Total Labor Cost $2,520.00


Total Equipment and Labor Cost $5,445.00
Do you also charge for a new scag when you need to mow a lawn?
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:35 AM
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Do you also charge for a new scag when you need to mow a lawn?
Why would he do that?! Exmark is better!
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