How much to charge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dura to the max, May 15, 2008.

  1. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    i have a customer that wants to have a bradford pear tree removed from her property. the tree is about 11 years old, and has split in half (half is already laying on the ground). she wants the part that fell to be removed, and cut and remove the remaining half. its not a difficult take-down, but i dont know how much to charge. any suggestions?
     
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    how tall is it? any fences or obstructions around?
     
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    average height appr 22'. there is a carport but thats it, should be easy to drop the opposite direction.
     
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i'd do it for 150-200 bucks leaving the stump.
     
  5. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    thats it?! its probably going to be 2 trailer loads
     
  6. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    You need a bigger trailer!:rolleyes:
     
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many hours do you think it will take. Include your drive time to the job, your time to the dump, and your drive time back to your shop. Just multiply that by your hourly rate, solo guys should be charging at least 65/hr up about 85.00. Don't forget to add in the dump charge even if it is free. I would try to get someone with a chipper and get him to chip it for 50 bucks. Then you pocket the rest for doing very little.
     
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    charge more then. i cant tell you a definite price without seeing what youre talking about. i'm just guestimating on what the tree looks like.
     
  9. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    $8000 if you use a kitchen knife and a red ryder wagon.

    A picture would help even more.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    IF that tree falls on anything like that car port then your regular Gen.Bus.Liab. may very well NOT cover it, at least I would call the InsCo and make sure they do because mine does NOT include tree work (and it can but it's a g+ a year or so).

    Having this taken care of should give a better understanding as to pricing.
     

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