Help me bid this job!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by powernoje, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    HI, I am new to the business and am bidding a job for this spring to tear out this bush. I don't have much experience with this so I need to know how much I should charge and how you would get it out. I have a bobcat 853 that I could use but I just want to know how you guys would do it. It is the bush in the center of the picture not the evergreens.


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  2. SuperDuty335

    SuperDuty335 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    Unload 853
    Wrap chain around bush
    Lift up
    Load bush onto trailer
    Fill hole with dirt that you brought with you
    Load 853
    Leave
    Send invoice for $200

    IMO
     
  3. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

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  4. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    SuperDuty335 hit the nail on the head and it also depends how far you have to go to get to the jobsite. A job 10 mins from the shop is going to be cheaper than a job thats 45 min to an hour away. Plus i charge a load up fee or a min charge to even load my trailer up.
     
  5. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    What do you charge for your minimum/load up fee?
     
  6. tree_hugger

    tree_hugger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    125.00 then its 50/hr with a minimun of one hour. When diesel was 4.25 a gal i could get away with this price but now that is 2.20 a gal here i would do 30/hour
     
  7. powernoje

    powernoje LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141


    Thanks......
     
  8. Matlock Lawncare

    Matlock Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Dont know if you got my other message but I was curious if you had any pics of the 3 pt. bracket you made for your 610 bobcat. Thanks Tim
     
  9. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    Forget the machine. Truck, chain, yank, $200 please. 5 minutes.
     
  10. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    You chainsaw downl yank out, literally no more than 12 minutes. 200 is to much if it was an existing customer of mine I might charge 50 bucks. I would be thoroughly disappointed to see a Bobcat on the job sheesh! If I had to go and solely do the job then 125 would cover me.
     

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