Am I always this lucky?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    $1000 and you want to make a living doing this type of work?

    This is more like a $2500.00+ job. Stop selling yourself short. It might be cool to run the equipment you rent, but you need to make something off it. Start charging by the hour when you own the stuff.

    J.
     
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is a charging by the hour job, all we can do is 12hours and it comes to $1,020 and I am charging just as much per hour for the loader as the company up the road.

    It maybe cheap cause my guy on the ground should go for $500 for 8 hours, I know a guy that charges $1,000 for 2 guys falling, bucking and limbing trees for 8 hours, so I am cutting myself short in that aspect but I am charging my typical per hour rate for one guy and machine and my hour rate for the machine is the same as my competition as I said before, I've run my numbers on this job, from a rental aspect that is, not an owner..
     
  3. CAT powered

    CAT powered LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    Junior a new saw will eat up half the budget or more for that job.

    STIHL MS361 would cost you 620$ if you put a 25" bar on it.

    The 361 is a great saw though. I was going to go with a 361 instead of the 290, but I couldn't bring myself to spend 600 bucks on something that won't make me one red cent.
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know it will, but if continue doing this kind of work I'll need one anyways, but I've got a little money in the account so that job wont be paying the whole $600..

    I looked at a 361, but like you said, thats a huge freakin price tag! I am going to look at a 290, thats what we were using on the pond and it was a decent saw..
     
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hope your joking?
     
  7. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    You need one of these.

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  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    1000 dollars?

    Remind me to never move to where you live.:dancing:


    So what are you going to do, just work till you get to a 1000 dollars and then hold your hand out?:drinkup:
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Is that your machine?
     
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,541

    I know, but for the job, we cant do it that way.. :realmad:
     

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