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new cleanups $0.25 per leaf for vac?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by supercuts, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    I passed someone vacuuming leaves with almost that exact unit......hey we ve all been there at one point--if not with the leaf loader some piece of equipment.
     
  2. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,784

    i couldnt resist.....it was for sale for $500 on craigslist. when i started i mounted my 16hp vac to the tongue of my 5x10 trailer and had to shovel them out with a pitch fork. what was the point? it took longer to empty it then it did to do the cleanup.
     
  3. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    :laugh: you'll only need 1 customer!:weightlifter:
     
  4. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,784

    cant wait to get paid, did my first job today....8,256 leaves, thats $2,064! this landscaping thing is great!
     
  5. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I have had decent results with the $.25 a leaf pricing theory, My truck can hold 1,456,567 leaves if they are dry so I gross about $364,141 per load.
     
  6. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 750

    We charge $0.17 per leaf, but we make up for it in volume.
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,440

    Anybody got a price on acorns aka squirrel kibble?
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  8. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 750

    $0.37 each. They're smaller than leaves, but they weigh more, so you can carry less. Hence the upcharge...
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  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    Had this old woman who calls me every year to clean up her leaves. Every year she whines about me being to expensive, she's on fixed income yada yada. She called a couple of weeks bin asking what I would charge and I told her a nickel a leaf. That was met with a click and a dialtone. Hopefully that ended that annual ritual
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  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,440

    How many of you guys have had "per bag" price requests?
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