Tree fell on car...

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by seven-up, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
    Posts: 108

    This tree fell on a car earlier this week. The city came and cut it off the car and piled it up in my customers drive. They call me 4 days later to come cut it up. (bi-weekly account). Totaled the car, so I hear.

    Was wandering what others would charge for something like this? The back wheels of the bobcat came off the ground when we picked up chunks of this tree. When we loaded the rootball, we walked the bobcat on the front two wheels. (that is with a 500# weights on the back for the tree spade). Me and the guy in the picture could not reach around the trunk. Was bout 70 ft tall, beatiful tree. Ground just got soft, and over she went. We filled up both of the trailers shown in the last picture.

    thanks,

    john

    Pops was gone for a long weekend, so I hijacked his truck, trailer, and bobcat. :drinkup: :drinkup: :blob3: :blob3:
     
  2. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
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    A picture might be worth a thousand words, but without the picture.. 100,000 words are meaningless.
     
  3. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
    Posts: 108

    ya.... spent 20 min u/ling them.... i dunno... might have to resize them...
     
  4. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
    Posts: 108

    .......... resized.........................

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  5. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
    Posts: 108

    any body?


    john
     
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Well I'm no tree guy, in fact I would have had to call a tree guy to do that job for me as I am not equipped for something that large. But as far as pricing, I would start with adding up the total number of man hours spent on the job (including time to haul it away, and dump it). Add any dump fees you may have incurred.
    Then figure what hourly rate you usually shoot for per man hour, and go from there. I would also imagine that most guys that have to use a Bobcat on a job have some sort of hourly rate for that too. Add it all up and see where you're at.
    That should give you some idea anyway.

    I'd be interested to know how many guys were on that job and how long it took you?
     
  7. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Make sure u make plenty of $$$$$ on it. Don't rip the guy off but it's probably an insurance claim. Whatever u charge shouldn't upset client.
     
  8. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
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    uhm. PPE for that chainsaw operator?
     
  9. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
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    7-up it was a shame that when you bought your chainsaw you didn't purchase the necessary protective clothing ie chaps ,boots ,eye protection,helmet with visor ..unfortunately it's guys like you that give my industry a bad rep..if you want to play with saws i suggest proper training and safety wear..best wishes and do not take offense but you did look like a hack in the pic ,but looking at you'r nice professional rig etc i think you will understand what im saying.....ps on average a cut/accident with a chainsaw needs 136 stitches :)
     
  10. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
    Posts: 108

    Thank you very much for the advice about the PPE and for all the other input.
     

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