What would you charge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pjslawncare/landscap, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just took down old apple tree for one of my customers yesterday. About 17' to 20' tall, 15' wide removed to the ground. Trunk 2' thick. Took 3 hours. Equipment used, 1 ton dump truck, tractor w/front loader and chain saws, one man (me). Dumped two loads for free (will charge customer of coarse). Easy access 40' from street. Good customer.
     
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    300.00 to 400.00
     
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Probably around $500. site unseen. :cool:
     
  4. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would have to rent the equipment, but sounds like you had it already.
    If I had to rent it, probably $600,
    already having it, probably $450.

    Not being too efficient with large trees, It would probably take me a lot longer, as I would go slow for safety reasons, but would call it a day after this alone.
     
  5. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why i s said 300-400 I would back my 20' trailer knotch tree cut tree fall in trailer cut stump to ground lavel. drive off. less than 1 hour.
     
  6. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    The going rate where I'm at for a tree that size is $300 plus $75 for hauling and dumping. If you grind the stump it's another $150.
     
  7. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whose going rate for the stump is $150. Wow, most that would be $50-75 here. Stumps are done so cheap by the guys that have good stump grinders it's not worth it for most people to rent one here. Also, a tree company would probalby charge anywhere from $300-400 for everything incl. stump.
     
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    LOL!! You would drop a tree into your trailer? Geeze, surprised it is still in one piece! :dizzy:
     
  9. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    He said it was just a 17'-20' apple tree.
     
  10. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    300 to 400 sounds about right too me. Make sure the insurance is up to date!
     

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