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HELP ME with this tree bid please

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by buckhunterjb, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    So after paying your buddy your willing to do this work for $10.00 per hour???
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    Do you have a pole saw
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  3. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    those trees are like tooth picks on the top they shouldn't take to much to cut up. im going to cut the logs into 2-3 foot logs and stack them in the ditch. I do asphalt for a living, but this is one of my plowing accounts and he wants me to take down these trees. I think $1500 is a lot of money or but I may be under estimating myself.. how long would u expect this to take with me and another guy. thanks guys
     
  4. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    no way ha-ha I wouldn't touch this for anything under $25 hour cash.
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    2 days

    Them being toothpicks adds a whole other problem.
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  6. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    yes I do but I can drop them trees all in one. and if they happen to get caught up I can pull them down with my truck and strap
     
  7. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    20 mh's, $25 an hour wouldn't get me out of the yard.
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    That's not the problem. These trees aren't going to fall like an oak. They're just going to snap once you cut 3/4 off the way through.
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  9. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    ok well what do u suggest I do. :weightlifter:
     
  10. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    Without knowing your experience level and weather or not your carrying any insurance for this type of work I believe you would be better off subbing the job out to someone else and charge a slight margin for the job.
    Taking on the job without enough experience and knowledge on how much to charge may be a disaster in the making.
    easy-lift guy
     

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