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Old 07-08-2015, 02:23 AM
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How much to charge for removal of

How much should I charge to dig up and remove 50 azaleas that are large " 7' high, 8' wide " ,around 25 years old . Not too close to the house or other structures. I will be using my shovels,pickaxe,chainsaw,kubota front end loader and F350 with 12' dump bed. I already have a place to dispose of them for free . The job is about 40 miles away . Not sure yet if they want the holes filled in or anything else, just dug up and removed/hauled off! Help! I've only done this a few other times ..but it was only 1 bush or small tree at a time !
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:13 AM
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$10 - $20 per bush
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:56 PM
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I was going to trim them down with the chainsaw and use the tractor to pull the rest up. I have read that azaleas do not have deep root systems .
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:00 PM
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$20 per plant is great right up until you rip out some utility.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:18 PM
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I am having all utilities marked
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:10 PM
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Azaleas have most of their roots close to the surface and are easy to remove. Are any of these worth saving. Azaleas that big would cost a pretty penny. You might make more reselling them, than removing them. If you can't sell them now and have your own ground to transplant them, do that and look for buyers later.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:17 PM
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I am having all utilities marked
Get in the contract you are not liable for unmarked... they only mark the meter, they do not mark sewer lines, or irrigation and such.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:54 PM
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10-20 per bush sounds real low to me.

How many yards-even flattened- will that be? Sounds like a lot of trucking.

Maybe 10-20 for the removal is ok......but disposal is going to be the killer on this job.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:55 PM
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Say whhhhaat!
These things...?
http://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=cr&...VV3KgEkl7sM%3A



Jobs, and by extension "profit", are about technique, yeh?

1. Knock 'em down with the Kubutter
2. Mulch 'em with a 42" ZTR (or smaller-more time)
3. Dig out the roots with the Kubutter
4. Load to ute and sell to a composter

All up $40 cost + travel (organise hire of ZTR around other work).
The OP can add his/her profit margin, including my fee ($10).

Trust that helps some.

**** please submit my fee to your charity of choice - not the kids Xmas fund :-)

Is this a serious post? You'd use your lawn mower to grind up 50x 7' tall woody shrubs?
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:47 PM
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Rent a mini ex with a thumb and have it delivered to job. Leave the Kubota at home. Use the mini to dig up shrubs and load in trailer. I would say 2 guys a full day with the travel. And you will probably make 2 trips to go dump the trailer.
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