What do you think?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Stihl036pro, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    Hey Everyone, I am preparing a bid for a commercial account. I went over there and took all of my measurements. I got everything I need but I some advice on what to charge for mulch. I am estimating that I am going to need 113 yards of mulch, 50yrds of a high quality shredded bark mulch and 63 yards of lower quality ground cover mulch. Now, I usually get $65 per yard to spread mulch, that includes delivery and the cost. Do you think I should give them a break on the mulching. I came up with $7030 to mulch 113 yards. I gave them some break on the lower quality mulch since it does not cost me as much as the good stuff. You think thats to high? I think it might alittle high. I have never spread 113 yards of mulch before and would like some input. I am going to have a small front end loader there to load the truck with. I am also going to have the pile dumped in the parking lot to cut down on drive time. The beds are accessed easily with the truck, I can pretty much back right to them. Thanks for the help! -MIKE-
     
  2. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    39 Views and no one has an opinon, Come on guys!!!
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    That seems like a good deal to me, unless my measurments are off

    how much does the mulch cost you per yard?
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was just thinking about this, that is a lot of mulch

    What are you hauling it with?
     
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    How many guys are going to be working with you?
    It took me 6 hours and I was spent doing 21 yards. I charged 1480. I would spend the money and have the people and just have the delivery guy drop it off in small mounds next to where you need to put it. I am saying this if it is accesable for the truck then it should be accesable for the dump truck. JMO
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you talking middlesex county as in N.J.?
     
  7. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    Middlesex County Ct. I want to have the mulch dumped in the parking lot, then take the tractor and load the trucks, The beds are not accesable for a tractor trailer but I have 2 mason dumps that can get me whare I got to go with it. Propably going to have 4 guys on the job. I could lie down tarps next to the beds an dump piles of mulch on the tarps then shovel it ino the beds. Just an Idea. I get mulch for 28 per yard, I will most likey get a better deal since I will be buying so much of it. aleast I hope I will. Thanks for the repiles, Keep em coming!
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    what do you charge hourly per employee?
     
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    A 4 man team is going to take you 3 -3 1/2 days to do the job.
    At your cost of 28/yd I would keep the price where you are at.
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is what I was thinking. About 2 3/4 to 3 days
     

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