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Young guy tree job help

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by JakesLawnService, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    That looks pretty small...could probably drop that and drag it to the curb in a few minutes. If I have to drag brush I always leave it as big as possible and then break it down after I move it.

    Herler...3 to 6 hours? Are we looking at the same tree? LOL
  2. millie86

    millie86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    That tree does look pretty small. that should not take long. 250 bucks? who would charge that much and who would pay that much. If you can get them to pay 250, then congrats? the ppl should probably know that wont even take an hour.
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    P.S. - Watch what happens at 6:00 as the piece of truck rotates and a branch stub catches his climbing rope and launches him. Something like that can easily kill a man.
  5. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    Just make sure all cars are out of the path (20 feet) from the base of the tree. It looks like it's on this side of the fence, just make your cuts above the fence to drop the tree AWAY from the house. Drag the full tree down to the curb, cut the limbs off and cut the trunk 3 or 4 times. Remember to go back and cut out the lower portion of the trunk below the fence.

    You should be able to finish this job in 15 minutes. You could use large pruners to hack off the limbs instead of a chainsaw (less fuel, oil, and mess). If you want to have someone with a rope great otherwise you can just push it the way you want it to go.

    $50-$75, I doubt your licensed for trees if your asking for quotes on a tree like this. I just hope that you are a licensed and insured LCO. If they say that price is too high ask what other quotes they have and remind them how much your tools cost(ball park number).

  6. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    Just throwing this out there... This would be my approach, but actually use personal protective equipment unlike this guy. The tree he's cutting is roughly the same size as the one the OP is dealing with. And yes, I use one of these saws, but mine is corded rather than B/O.

  7. PineyPower

    PineyPower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Millie86- I'm trying to be a smart one or anything just saying what I would be looking for to do the job. Here in NJ, tree business is a pretty expansive deal. The lowest I ever quoted for a tree job was $100 and it was smaller and on the ground. I was just saying what I would be doing if it was me
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    What I would do for a tree like that is probably "dismantle" it with my power pole pruner and then do the final cut or 2 with my chain saw. If they wanted the stump removed I'd leave a few feet of the trunk to provide some leverage for yanking it.
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,233

    cant believe they put that in their promotional video!
    yes going at a safe pace it should take you 30 minutes. just be careful and you know about the reactive / kickback forces involved with chainsaws. i would like to get $100 for that (without stump removal).
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Yeah, especially since they say this "Learn about the extreme care Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. takes during the tree removal process." Then they show the guy screwing up from 3 different camera angles.

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