100 yds what to charge?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Gatewayuser, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What would you guys and girl charge to put down 100yds of playground mulch we can put down 6 yds per hour with 2 people the mulch is $17.50 per yd I was thinking around $5K. Which is $50 per yd because of size, I usually charge $75 per yd.
     
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Common Gateway..you know the answer to this question.Don't you?Cut the apron strings now and you tell me what you are gonna charge for this job.
     
  3. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds about right I came up with 5150 with lower numbers and higher (I guess) labor charges.

    33 hours x 50= 1650 labor

    17.50 x 2= 35 per yard

    35 x 100 = 3500 total mulch

    3500 + 1650 = 5150 total.

    I am kind of new to this and this is what I have learned works for my area.
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't forget your tax Mr.Mow it all!
     
  5. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I just figured the sq ft and it is 120 yds and I will charge $5900.
     
  6. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    you might be hard pressed to do 3 yards per hour per man installed unelss your using front loader, or dumps, 50 yards in an 8 hour day is grueling for 2 guys
     
  7. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use a skid loader. I might just sub out with a mulch blower person. I would make $15 per yd doing nothing.
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think it is sometimes best to make more money doing something than less doing nothing..thats just me though'
     
  9. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    True, but not when you have a ton of other landscape jobs to do and this one would have to be done by the 15th which means some people would have to be put off which is not fare to them.
     

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