So I have started my leaf removal program just recently. I have a 16hp loader, 2 redmax 8000's, a 22 cubic yard dump trailer. This week has been kickin arse. I made 2000 my first week without any employees (so much for one of the 8000's), just long hours (12hrs+). Anyway, I know this is just a surge so I have decided to go to the city to see if they will contract me to clean the leaves from the gutters. Our drains are getting blocked pretty severely and just today we saw city employees using garbage bags to clean the gutters. I know our city has a few large vacs but apparently not enough. What do you guys think I should charge them hourly? Keep in mind I would be running my equipment non-stop. I will also have to find a driver or vac operator. Also any advice on scoring this contract? Thanks fellers.