Price on Transplanting - Labor vs using Machine

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by robertb_44, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. robertb_44

    robertb_44 LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I'm trying to figure approximately how much someone would charge using a machine to transplant and remove evergreens. Prices for no machine appreciated as well, 4 40 plus guys in decent shape spent about 65 Labor hours spent for removing, transplanting, digging, cleanup etc.

    All balls we're 3-4' some 1' depth to 2' on bigger ones.

    3 Azaleas 4x4, 3 Rhody's 7x5, 1 Rhody 10x10, 1 yew 2x2, 3 Burning Bush 5x5, kalmia 6x4.

    All holes dug were over 3' obviously, added compost, ground was ok, some roots and rocks, about average digging.

    Also removed 6 other evergreens using truck to pull out stumps sizes were about 6x6 on average.

    I really appreciate any ideas on price, thanks
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,640

    There is no price difference. To dig a ditch 10 foot deep and 10 foot wide with 1 man and a shovel , or to dig the same ditch with 1 man and a backhoe . the end result is the same , a 10 foot hole . The only difference is time .

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