tree work

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnboy82, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. hey guys i need some help pricing this job. here goes:
    (1) 3' diameter red oak over building needs to have dead wood removed. will take 3 guys about 8 hours. everything stays.
    (1) cherry tree 8" at base. goes up over childs play house and garage as well as septic. brush chipped.
    (1) locust tree right next to cherry tree dead as doornail 3" diameter over same things as cherry.
    (2) sugar maples have to take off 10 or so large branches, maybe 5" in diameter each over inground pool, power lines, crappy wood fence.
    clean about 2 acres of woods. big hill all brush chipped a couple of dead trees cut down in woods, wood goes. i figure a 2 days to cut up and chip the brush 1 day to get the wood out. i will need to rent a chipper, for 250 a day, an excavator for about 350 a day, and a bobcat for 225 a day. i will need the bobcat for 2 days, the excavator for 2.
    there is other work for the chiper. couple of dead trees at another location. same owner. bobcat will be needed there too. so 3 days for the bobcat and 3 for the chipper. 3 for the excavator. how much do you guys figure i should get for all of this stuff? immidiate help would be nice. am doing up the bid tonight.

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm going to be honest with you. With all the stuff you are talking about renting, I don't see how you are going to make any money. From what I understand from your post about the job it sounds like a 4 to $600 job to me.
  3. i just did the math, i know i will get it. my numbers are 6,500. no tax because of capital improvement. if i get the chipper for 7 days i get 3 days free. so i have to pay for only 4. the same goes for the other machines. it will take 5 days. gonna go see the guy tomorow.

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry, I miss read some of your post. Its really hard to say with out seeing the job. Tree work is hard to price with out seeing the jog but Good Luck!
  5. EarthTech Landscapes

    EarthTech Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    I'd say 6500 to 7000 seems right to me from reading your decsription. good luck.
  6. capital

    capital LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering after reading your post, if you have the correct insurance. IE work comp is specific in iowa regarding tree work. Also your insurance company might have somthing to say regarding limbs that you have to climb for. What is your insurance policy regarding rental equipment? Based on all the equipment you are renting it sounds like you usually don't do this type of work? Good luck....
  7. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also check your liability insurance. Only one big branch has to fall on a building to creature a real headache.
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like another sub job to me!
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    With all due respect, if you lack the skill and experience to price this job on your own then I doubt you have the skills to tackle this job without causing substantial personal and/or property damage in the process.

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