Oh, but most guys are quoting a man hour rate x their best guestimate of man hours involved. Anyways, I used the "put one employee on a mower" analogy as an example everyone can understand. And to put it bluntly, putting a guy on a mower is a pretty small time feat for putting an equipment operator in the field.... but put a guy on a tractor, skid steer, backhoe, trackhoe, wheel loader, dozer... well I'm certain you understand the obvious. I've been there, done that, and there is a lot of cost involved. I always looked at the man hour profit. That's how I could tell what my company cleared per man hour and total on the job.