today we moved/transplanted 35 arbs. we did it the old fashioned way, shovels, wheelbarrows, and picks. for this i charged an hourly rate, and im glad i did, because removing them was easy, replanting them sucked. the part of the yard we replanted in was about 4 inches of decent soil, then broken rocks, clay, real hard digging. this took my two man crew 4 hrs. i charged my hourly rate times 2 men, times 4 hrs. my question is this: if i had a backhoe, the job would have taken less than half that time. but would it make sense then to charge hourly in that case? i mean, u bring an expensive piece of equipment to the jobsite to make your life easier, u dont charge the same hourly rate do u?