Weedeater rates

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by chestateeridge, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. chestateeridge

    chestateeridge LawnSite Member
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    1)Hourly rates for weedeating.
    2)Estimating weedeating jobs.

    Thanks

    Stihl 110
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    only you can answer that Q......
     
  3. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    Yep, find out what you want to make per hour, factor in gas and oil expenses. . . and there you have it.
     
  4. chestateeridge

    chestateeridge LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the astout insight. Its fairly predictable with a quote like you have posted.
     
  5. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    Come on now, sarcasm isn't gonna help anything.

    How about if I told you I try to make anywhere from $50 to $75/hour and up? I've never bid a weedeating-only job, so I wouldn't know re: that specifically.

    Oh, and I give free estimates. I think most lco's do. Was that what you were asking?
     
  6. C&K

    C&K LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 295

    This is just a thought. In your head, price the whole job...mow, trim, edge, blow, etc. Then, how much would you charge to mow only. Subtract and whatever is left is a reasonable fee for your time trimming (and only trimming)the property.
     
  7. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a few customers that want weedeating and edging only for 1/4 acre lots and I charge them $20....it takes me about 15 min.
     
  8. railman

    railman LawnSite Member
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    the question is how long is it going take? I know it's not the same but I had a next door neighbor ask me to take care of her overgrown edges. took me 10 mins and I charged her 20.
     
  9. vanderbilt

    vanderbilt LawnSite Member
    from N.C.
    Posts: 35

    I come from a area not too far from you and I get 70 per hour. Sometimes more because of all the steep banks here. I run a stihl 110 but like something lighter on slopes. Some of my jobs are all trimming and I need to get paid for that. Can make easier money mowing so charge more!:)
     
  10. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    for us here i charge $125.00 per man hour for " Weedeating "
     

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