Can anyone ball park what a truck spade costs to move a tree

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Kelly's Landscaping, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I got some grand plans for this season with a barn. But I do love that my lot its heavily wooded and sadly I will have to lose some trees to do this. But I was curious what the cost is to have a truck spade move a few of the better trees 30-50 ft. The trees are maples and about a foot thick height I do not know but 50 foots a good guess.
     
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I tell you here I had one moved 60ft tall tree and cost 450 The tree spade was a big one on a 10 ton truck

    Best thing you should do just call the people does it ask them you might get your answer faster
     
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If I heard 2k or less I'm willing to give this a shot but if I was told 5k I think Id have to pass I am going to have a very tight budget on this project. But that number you gave does give me some hope this may be doable.
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    how far are you moving the trees? you may get a break if yur moving multiple trees just to another location on same site. maybe try to find a buyer for a few of the trees to offset the cost some.
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Likely more than 5K. I have never been given hard figures but I heard 3K is a minimum to set up those rigs.

    The question would be is if you could sell a few of the trees to offset the cost.
     
  6. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I stated 30-50 feet meaning moving them that far. I have a driveway that has grown to aid my business its about 20k sqft but I have a few trees off of it even one on it that need to move a a truck and trailers length out of the way. I have 4 acres and about 3.25 of them are wooded my trailers and trucks have a complete tree canopy I'm just trying to keep as much of that canopy as I can so yes its the same site.
     
  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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