Am I in the ballpark for clearing out this back yard?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Barrett Landscaping, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Your price sounds pretty good to me. Hard to tell how much you are hauling away. 3 or 4 pickup loads unless I am missing something. Someone else mentioned something about 30 yard of hauling so I'm not sure if I'm understanding correctly.
  2. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,115

    Using 65x65x100 is 2,076 sq ft

    Side 1: 65 opposite angle: 39.715°
    Side 2: 65 opposite angle: 39.715°
    Side 3: 100 opposite angle: 100.57°
    Total Area: 2076.6559657295
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2014
  3. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah i figured i could get all of the crap in my 10' f550 dump and a dump trailer easily.
  4. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,115

    It would be well worth a half day rental for a billy goat vs cutting with hedge trimmers. It goes through the tall meadow grass real well. It also cuts the thicker stock bushes , shrubs etc but not at ground level. If you have the thicker stuff to cut, it will leave the punji stick effect
  5. sharperimagelawns

    sharperimagelawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Yeah that's just a little over 2,000 sq ft. I would think your pretty close on the price just going by the pic. Maybe 750-800 but I doubt it's worth any more than that.
  6. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok thanks guys!!! im relatively new to clearing areas that are that large that doesn't involve just throwing it through a chipper so i thought id ask
  7. tbone1471

    tbone1471 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    I suppose that is a good price. Personally, I wouldn't even mobilize for that. But it sounds like your equipment is much smaller. One of our tri-axles would make that in a day so for it to sit there it should make that. Of course I usually cut people a break when a truck sits all day. 800 would probably get 1 truck, 1 skid for a day, and 1 driver/operator. depending on a lot of factors. I try to stay at 1000/day if it is a day job. But truthfully I don't really like day jobs.
  8. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im willing to bet ill be there for around 6 hours doing the cleanup. so thats within the goal that i try to make for these kinds of reclamation jobs
  9. Eagleland

    Eagleland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Grab the billy goat, it's well worth it imo.
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    6 hours is a the same as a day too me so I bill accordingly.

    Looks pretty simple and I would figure a days labor depending on crew size.
    So figure expenses and profit and if your happy with 700.00 for a days work then I would go with it. All companies have different operating expenses so that will affect the price.

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