Weed eating job.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ohbuckhunter, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Anyone else notice the figure 8 track on the property?
     
  2. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
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    I do listen. And I came on here to ask ? Before I made the mistake of underbidding. I appreciate you giving me the prices you gave me. I get 60$ a hour for mowing. You are right on charging more for just running a trimmer all day. Thank you.
     
  3. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
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    Some of the sections has briers. Some of its 2 foot grass. Some of its thick weeds.
     
  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,716

    4-6 hours..... not to hijack the thread but how do some of you guys get $60 to $90 for a labor rate :confused:
     
  5. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
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    I've always got 60$ a hour when I bid jobs. I don't tell them what my hourly rate is but that's what I use when figuring a job. I'm a solo guy with a helper on occasions. If I need a helper than I charge ocordinally
     
  6. Ormond32176

    Ormond32176 LawnSite Member
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    Get someone who isn't afraid of a little hard work to help you out cheap, you'll get it done in no time.
     
  7. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,716

    I meant straight labor, a guy with a hand/power tool. Our 50k MTL bills out at $80-$110 with operator and that is at the high end of the market. If I bid on a job (shoveling, weeding or trimming) and figured it at $60-$90 per hour, and told them the price was high because the job was labor intensive, I'd be out of business pretty quick.
     
  8. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
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    I put the bid in at 325$. I felt I could get it done in 3 hours. With 2 guys with the equipment I have to use.
     
  9. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    You're welcome. I just would have for you to do so much work and only get paid a portion of what you can really make.
     
  10. BandBLawncare

    BandBLawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 368

    What part of ohio
     

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