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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLC, Nov 4, 2003.
What is your hourly rate for leaf removal?
depends on what equipment is involved. I use the fastest/easiest on each property but charge differently for each method according to difficulty and cost to operate. For general rate I charge $50/hr as average but if the majority of the job was using a b/p blower it might be $45 if i decide to, and if using mostly the big vac catcher on mower might be $55. since the time is usually divided between the two machines it is generally $50.
Do you have the hourly rate in your head, then give the customer a flat rate?
Or do you tell the customer $50 an hour?
120$ an hour, 3 Guys and equipment.... If they don't like it, they can get little billy with daddy's Black and Decker.
$65 - $95 per man/hour...and yes, it depends on what equipment we're using.
Prices really need to be on the higher end of the spectrum if actually removing and disposing the leaves (with regards to the poll). If just blowing into the woods, the middle is just about right.
I always price leaf cleanups by the job. In the amount of time I've been doing this, I've gotten pretty good at estimating how long it will take me. At first, shorted myself a couple of times.
Do you make that doing lawns also?
Im new at it this year. But getting the hang of it.. Depends on a lot of things, how many trees, how big they are, how tight the area is, which equipment ill use.
I start with figureing out how much i would charge to cut the property then add some in for difficulty (see above) if needed. Then usualy multiply that price by 4... gives me a general price to work with....
Seems to work so far
I usually come in and do 2 cleanups.. first one is general. just to stay ahead of the game a little . the second is the last and final, more intense cleanup.. and cut and trim the grass.I usually bag the lawns anyways, so its just the more debris, and blowing out of gardens to deal with ....
Mowing lawns is EASIER and requires LESS equipment. If your not getting MORE for leaf removal, something is wrong.