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Old 01-31-2013, 12:38 AM
Logan's Lawn Care Logan's Lawn Care is offline
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How to charge for removing bushes?

Hey everyone this is my first ever post on here. Just registered today. On friday i have 3 holly bushes that a couple wants removed. How much would you all charge? im thinking i can just hook my 7.3 to them and jerk them out but im not 100% sure.
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Ill try to get pics posted asap but theyre around 3x4 each maybe 4x4 at the largest.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:08 AM
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Be a pro and use a nursery spade to neatly remove them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:15 AM
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I agree with Knox, don't use a truck! That's not very professional if you ask me. I'm sure the home owner knows somebody with a truck that could do it that way for free. Show their property some respect. Post some pictures and I'll tell you what I'd do it for. Welcome to the site by the way.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:26 AM
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I would usually dig them out myself but the property owner and I have known each other for awhile and he said " Ol buddy hook that diesel up to them and jerk them out, I'd do it if I had one." It is a recording studio that I am removing plants from, bringing in dirt, and planting new bushes. Still trying to get the pics uploaded but if I cannot figure it out, they're 4x4-4x5 at the 2 largest ones and 3x4 for the smallest.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:10 PM
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For tear outs....

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...type=3&theater

Grab, pull, shake, into the dumpster--compost, till, new plants, water in, mulch, collect check

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:48 PM
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Be careful yanking out bushes with a truck. I did this once and an office building that was being renovated and had to replace a transmission a few weeks later.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:50 PM
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Be careful yanking out bushes with a truck. I did this once and an office building that was being renovated and had to replace a transmission a few weeks later.
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That was one expensive pull
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:12 AM
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Pulling with a truck is not cool at all, but people who think about doing it are going to do it anyways...

If nothing else is going to that spot then just cut it flush and paint the stump with RU,,, or grind it out...
Otherwise,,, pick-axe and shovel... bobcat only if necessary...
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:02 AM
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Pulling with a truck is not cool at all, but people who think about doing it are going to do it anyways...

If nothing else is going to that spot then just cut it flush and paint the stump with RU,,, or grind it out...
Otherwise,,, pick-axe and shovel... bobcat only if necessary...
Agree! Be a professional. In the end we can't force you to change your mind. Best of luck to you and your transmission.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:25 PM
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I've never NOT removed a bush without using my truck. There's nothing "unprofessional" about that at all. Good grief. Use the truck. The only reason not to use the truck is so you can charge 5 times as much. This is a 10 minute job with the truck. Charge them $50. Tack on more if you have to dispose of them yourself.
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