chainsaw rates?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnchopper, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I have a chance to pick up some tree cutting no boom truck just smalll to average trees to drop and haul away. I dont want to charge to little. I was thinking $35 per hr plus haul away fee??
    what should chainsaw rates be
     
  2. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    Around here, the going rate is about $55 per hour for chainsaw work if no climbing is needed.
     
  3. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    dont give it away. charge a fair buck and keep the prices at a fair level for qualified, dangerous work. I shoot for $60 an hour if I dont leave the ground, $70 if I am aerial. a bit more dangerous should be a bit more expensive I figure. basic shrib pruning and such I go for $55 an hour, plus a disposal charge for the waste.
     

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