What Would the Charge Be?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Learning my friend learning from my mistakes.
     
  2. Patriot Services

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    That's what happened in the last thread. We all got murdered wanting to charge appropriate prices for this work. Then the 20 dollar a tree hoard makes it not even worth the bother. 3 flyers in my drive this week alone. You see them. Old rigs, high plywood sides, extension ladder sticking out. Can't compete with that and don't want too.:usflag:
     
  3. The problem with that thread was people were comparing apples to oranges. A 35 ft messy washy is going to go for a lot more than a 15 ft routinely cleaned queen.
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  4. jvanvliet

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    Look at the difference in height, I would't do those trees for $45, you'd need a bucket or spike the trees.
     
  5. Landscape Poet

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    I know at that time of that thread I had a guy that would climb those boogers and do them with out a cherry jlg lift......I am not sure the price i ended up giving her now but I know I did not get a call back:nono::nono::nono:
     
  6. LGL

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    $125 Total. Stihl HT 131, locate waste on my own curb.
     
  7. jvanvliet

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    We have Stihl HT 131's. I don't think you can reach those fronts. Fully extended it bounces too much for big jobs, couple of beanches sure but tose trees are way dirty. It's also too heavy to use safely from a ladder. Spike or Bucket.
     
  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ladder and pole saw could get it done but it's an easy 3 to 4 hour job in summer with fatigue.
     
  9. Patriot Services

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    Not enough money to take an ant shower.
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  10. jvanvliet

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    Those trees are too tall for a ladder job; besides standing @ the top of a ladder with a pole saw is dangerous, even with a saddle.

    Look at the house, from the ground to the peak it's between 16 & 18 feet. Those trees are way higher than that.

    How tall of a ladder are you going to use on it knowing the further you move it up, the more spring and instability in the ladder? We don't go more than 20' which puts us about 16' up the tree, and we secure the ladder and employ a saddle. The other option is to spur the tree.

    No matter what method, I'd still use a Sthil MS210.

    Been up those before eh? :laugh:

    That's why it's good to employ young men braver and with less brains than your self.:p

    Some work is not worth doing!
     

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