Hows everyone doing on Hedge works so far..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by all degree, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't know about the rest of you but I have had a killer time with hedge work this year. Rain really made them sprout. I hired a guy for two days and paid $20/hour just to get them done. Before you freak out about the pay this guy is very good and extremely fast. We knocked out close to $800 worth of hedge work in 8 hours on Saturday.

    Anyone else having a hard time getting hedges done this year with the rain and growth? Any tips on making it go faster or easier. I think I have the right equipment Stihl handheld, stihl pole.
     
  2. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    I am sooooooooooooooooo sick of shrub jobs this spring. I've actually started charging artificially inflated prices just so we don't get the jobs and we end up with them them anyway.

    *****, *****,*****. Business couldn't be better.
     
  3. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
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    I feel your pain and so do my biceps, forearms, shoulders and back!!!
     
  4. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey all degree, I have the same type of set up Stihl hadnheld and a pole trimmer
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    last Friday I did ALOT of shrubs for customers, I was so tired after
     
  6. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good to see that I am not the one feeling it
     
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    I dont mind trimming shrubs....its the cleanup I cant stand.
     
  8. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I agree with KenH, making the mess is the fun part, cleaning up sucks.
     
  9. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys, do any of ya'll have experience using a leaf loader/ lawn vac or something similar to clean up the mess? Do they work for that or what?
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    someone want to give me tips on trimming? i seem to have a hard time. i want to get a gas powered one, but other locos said dont get a gas powered one because they get heavy after a while, and told me that little wonder made a self sharpening commercial trimmer.

    any tips when trimming?
     

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