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Old 05-27-2012, 10:15 PM
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I don't think I've ever had a 1/2 acre leaf cleanup that's taken more than 6 hours...sure it's possible but I think that's a pretty good figure.

My cleanup rate is $60/hr and I'm worth every penny of that...something about fall leaf cleanups....I work with a real sense of urgency...pretty much double-timing it the whole time.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:22 PM
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Do you have a team
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:31 PM
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Me...I'm solo in the fall. My rate includes me, my Lazer and bagger, dump trailer (not dump fees) big backpack blower and 10hp wheel blower if needed along with barrels, rakes, tarps and all that stuff. If I'm running the leaf loader, which I haven't in years, it's $75/hr.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:47 PM
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Yea.ive been at it 24 years. Spray services n all. We run eight men. Big cleanups r a bear. We do about 75k in fall cleanups. I like a big team on cleanups cuz they r ass kickin.. Nice talkin n good luck
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:53 PM
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Does anyone just put on the G6 blades and go to town?
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:44 PM
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I put standard Gators on in the fall and grind most of the first leaves down. After they start to get heavy I either blow them off to the woods or grind them up with the mower and bag them. I haul my Lazer with rear bagger in the dump trailer and can usually fit a whole days worth of ground up leaves in the front with the mower in the back. So yeah I mulch, but only to a degree. I keep cutting every 2 to 3 weeks in the fall, so each property usually gets 2 to 3 visits. After October 15th I go from flat rate mowing to straight hourly on all of my accounts with a 1 hour minimum, but I will wave the minimum and charge the relgular price if the cleanup was quick and routine....plus hauling/disposal of course.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:20 PM
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I guess a lot of it is going to be trial by fire for me to see what I can and cant do. Thanks for the reply
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:56 PM
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Does anyone just put on the G6 blades and go to town?
gator blades go on when the leaves start falling.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:53 PM
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what is this M/H rate everyone is talking about? i want to know more about equating prices for my business. I am just starting out
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:11 PM
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what is this M/H rate everyone is talking about? i want to know more about equating prices for my business. I am just starting out
M/H = Man hours. What rate you get per man hour for a service.
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