I am a newcomer to this business. I started last year and have worked into a what I think is a pretty sucessful part time lawn service. Lately, I have found myself taking on bigger jobs along with lawn care that I need some help with on the estimates. Here is an example: A customer wants me to level a portion of thier property that was left in bad shape by a septic installation contractor. The problem is that I will need a tractor and box blade to do the work and do it right, but I dont have this equipment. I will have to rent it. When giving and estimte for this job, do you calculate stem time to and from the rental? I can operate heavy machinery so the small tractor will be no problem, do I charge a differant fee for operating the equipment over an above my usual hourly rate? I dont want to over price these people, they are good customers. They have given me MANY referals. But, I sure as heck dont want to under price myself. Any advice will be appreciated.