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Old 11-08-2012, 03:59 PM
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How long to remove fallen tree?

I need to give this guy an estimate for a fallen tree. I'm figuring it'll take 6 hrs by myself @ $45 an hr. I don't have a wood chipper or dump truck so i'll just be choppin it up with my chainsaw and dragging it out to my trailer. What do you think? 6 hrs enough?


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Old 11-08-2012, 04:32 PM
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6hrs? Wht are cutting with a dull ax? 2guys, 1hr tops. Never cut trees alone!!! Im a licensed arborist so i kinda know a few things. Did i mention "NEVER CUT TREES ALONE"
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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Beat me to it that is a small tree. I have one that landed on my wires last week 24-30 inches thick 90-100 footer. We had power so I had to hold off but when they shut it off I was able to cut the entire tree up including the stump in under 2 hours and then about 2 hours of stacking and clean up. But the right tools help I had a poll chain saw to deal with the hung up parts and a ms441 with a 25 inch bar to deal with the big stuff. And I am no tree guy but even i was able to make fire wood cuts on the big end at a rate of nearly 3 per min.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:00 PM
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6hrs? Wht are cutting with a dull ax? 2guys, 1hr tops. Never cut trees alone!!! Im a licensed arborist so i kinda know a few things. Did i mention "NEVER CUT TREES ALONE"
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an hour?!?! haha wow you really are a krazy kajun. it's gonna take me an hour just to drive to the dump, drag it off the trailer and drive back home.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:16 PM
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Not completely crazy just productive. One guy cutting large limbs, another cutting into smaller pieces and throwing into my 23yd dump trailer.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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Beat me to it that is a small tree. I have one that landed on my wires last week 24-30 inches thick 90-100 footer. We had power so I had to hold off but when they shut it off I was able to cut the entire tree up including the stump in under 2 hours and then about 2 hours of stacking and clean up. But the right tools help I had a poll chain saw to deal with the hung up parts and a ms441 with a 25 inch bar to deal with the big stuff. And I am no tree guy but even i was able to make fire wood cuts on the big end at a rate of nearly 3 per min.
ok what? how are you agreeing with this guy? it's going to take me 20 min to drive to the house, 20 min to drive to the dump, 20 min to pull everything off my trailer and 20 min to drive back to base. That's 1.5 hrs right there! i'm already over this supposed hour completion time by 30 min. I don't see how I can be off on that figure. Cutting it up will take 2 hrs I figured, and then another 1.5 hrs for clean up. I know I posted this looking for advice but man, an hour?!?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:28 PM
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ok what? how are you agreeing with this guy? it's going to take me 20 min to drive to the house, 20 min to drive to the dump, 20 min to pull everything off my trailer and 20 min to drive back to base. That's 1.5 hrs right there! i'm already over this supposed hour completion time by 30 min. I don't see how I can be off on that figure. Cutting it up will take 2 hrs I figured, and then another 1.5 hrs for clean up. I know I posted this looking for advice but man, an hour?!?
He is not too far off with an hour to do the actual job, but you do need to factor in your other things. He said don't work alone, so that is 2 men at 1 to 1.5 hours. So let's say 3 man hours to be safe to cut it up and get everything cleaned up, plus your travel time. If you do what you originally said and charge him 6 hours at $45/hr you will probably get it anyway, that's cheap if the homeowner does not have the tools to do the job himself.
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With travel I would say 4 total hours
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:59 PM
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He is not too far off with an hour to do the actual job, but you do need to factor in your other things. He said don't work alone, so that is 2 men at 1 to 1.5 hours. So let's say 3 man hours to be safe to cut it up and get everything cleaned up, plus your travel time. If you do what you originally said and charge him 6 hours at $45/hr you will probably get it anyway, that's cheap if the homeowner does not have the tools to do the job himself.
well to be honest I originally figured 5 hours for everything. I just said 6 because I always usually tack an extra hour on just in case. i can see 1.5 hrs with 2 guys to cut up and clean though. honestly, all i really care about is the price. i'm probably just gonna tell him $325.. no way a tree guy is gonna charge less than that price in my area.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:10 PM
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no way a tree guy is gonna charge less than that price in my area.
There is a reason us "Tree Guys" charge what we do.
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