Fall Clean up rates

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grasscutter845, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. grasscutter845

    grasscutter845 LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering what most people are getting an hour for clean ups? I will just have 1 other guy working with me. Ill have my gilly goat blower and my redmax backpack...Thanks for all the input
     
  2. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    It depends on your overhead. I run a 3 man crew and try to get $125 per hour. Thats with a 20 horse leaf vac. 3 Br 600 back pack blowers and two ground blowers, one an 8 horse gaint vac and the other a 13 horse bill goat force. The force blower is an awsome machine. Also one 60 inch mower with a collection system. The leaf disposal is free at the town dump. Some jobs I will make a lot more than that but that is the going rate around here. How are you going to remove the leaves? I think based on what I know I think $70 per hour is what I would shoot for.
     
  3. grasscutter845

    grasscutter845 LawnSite Member
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    My buddy has a vac truck. I bought a new truck this year so i didnt want to buy a dump trailer and build a box this year, that will happen next year. He charges me 50 per load. I dont think that is to bad? Im buying a new 9hp blower but not sure if i was a lw or bg i was leaning to the bg... Thanks for the help
     
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Solo, and charge $95.00 per hour with a two hour minimum.
     
  5. ChiTown Lawnboy

    ChiTown Lawnboy LawnSite Member
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    Two guys and charge $125.00 per hour with a one hour minimum.
     
  6. ChiTown Lawnboy

    ChiTown Lawnboy LawnSite Member
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    Some people FREAK OUT! On hourly charges. Basically you can charge by the looks of the job. Feel out the customer or just by do it by the hour. Up to you and the market you are in.
     

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