How to Charge for 20 ft tall hedge

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by soundchoicelawn, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Have you done a 20ft hedge before??
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  2. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would price the cost of the 12' ladder and the stihl kombi with articulating hedgetrimmer plus the extendable attachment. charge him that price and you now have new weapons in your arsenal. So like the other guy said, about 5-600 bucks and now you have new equipment to do it next time
     
  3. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Plus $100 to take it all away, completely forgot about the disposal
     
  4. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, and did a 15' one over the weekend, 40 foot long, 8 foot wide. Took 3.5 man hours. Three guys with trimmers, 12 foot step, and trim away. Two gas pole trimmers and one hand held
     
  5. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    A 12' latter will not reach the top of a 20' hedge. He needs to be 20' up to reach across to trim the top. It is still a $500 to $600 job if you have the correct equipment.
     
  6. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    no, the 12' will put his feet at 10', lets assume he is 6' ...his chest is at 14' the extended kombi is over 10'....hes got it done if he has the right tools. ladder and stihl kombi with extended attachment plus articulating hedgetrimmer.
    at $600 hes doing the job for free but he secures some multi tools for the future and has the client pay for it all
     
  7. TPendagast

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    You're new at this… so Ill let it slide.

    By "make them buy it for you" it means put the price of what you need to do the job INTO the price of the job.

    If someone is renting a lift, they include the price of the rent in the price.

    Instead, buy something you can use long term. Like the PAS.

    so instead of putting $300 into the cost of the job for the lift, and all the extra time to monkey it around because it's not very agile, not to mention the damage it might do to the turf….your into the whole thing for a $500 consideration anyway…

    SO INSTEAD buy the equipment, NOT rent the lift.

    But you didn't know that… so now you do…

    Stick to mowing lawns and under bidding 20 foot hedges they want dropped TWO FEET.
     
  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would charge around $1000 and do it in 4-6 hours with a helper.
    discalmer: impossible to estimate things over the internet
     
  9. gottabsleeved

    gottabsleeved LawnSite Member
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    Sounds right!Customer is getting a deal and he gets some nice new toys in the building.Owning a lift for most of us lawn guys is something that's just going to sit and age.Now handhelds always get used!:clapping:
     
  10. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    No it doesn't. :nono:
     

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