questions on tilling

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lovbcstiller, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Lovbcstiller

    Lovbcstiller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    How much do I charge? What should the release say to cover me from chopping any other lines? Should i call holey moley before I till? Anyother comments would be appriciated.:confused:
     
  2. MikesLS

    MikesLS LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 35

    LovbCStiller:
    Well I will tell you what i found out the hard way,the only way I
    Learn.
    First you have to try to make money,What kind of tiller are you
    using?What kind of tilling are you going to do?
    I had a contract that said I was not responsible for any damages
    to property or any public services.
    Really the homeowner needs to call Holey Moley or who
    ever they call at least 1 week ahead of time they will tell you 3 days but don`t count on it.
    And the truth is that does not relieve you of the responsibility if you do cut something.
    As for charging I will not drop my trailer gate for less than $20.00
    and charge $50:00 an hr.
    I have hit phone ,cable, Elect,And last summer I cut my first Gas line, Total cost $1775:00 Ouch!
    I hope this helps,Iam only giving an opinion!
    Good Luck
     
  3. Lovbcstiller

    Lovbcstiller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I have a BCS tiller. Garden to small yards to seed bed prep. I have a friend that cut a gas line while he was installing a water line. At least around here they have to bury the elet, gas, ect 3 feet down to meet code. If they don't its there problem. if they miss mark it its there problem. i will not do anybodys until all until everything is located. was you gas line a propane or city gas?
     

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