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Bed Edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Going Commercial, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Going Commercial

    Going Commercial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Is it worth it to rent a bed-shaper edger? I have a job that has 2000ft of edging to be done. It is a commercial site and I am not sure how to charge. How much $ per foot or should I charge by the hr. I am not sure how long it will take, I am used to residential work. I never used a bed shaper before. I usually hand edge with shovel. Thanks.
     
  2. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 224

    I would buy one. Doing that by hand would take to long. Even if you didnt make any money on that job after paying off the bed edger. you would have saved alot of time and have been able to take other work.
    Plus you would have a bed edger that you OWN that will start making you money.
     
  3. silverscapes

    silverscapes LawnSite Member
    from de
    Messages: 88

    once you try one you never use a shovel ever again
     
  4. Going Commercial

    Going Commercial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Any input on what I should charge for the job. I don't know how much to charge. How much /ft or by hourly rate. If hourly is suggested how long do you think it will take? The beds are not terrible.
     
  5. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    How long will it take you to walk 1/2 mile? Thats how quick it will edge. They rent for $65/day around here. Well worth the rental price.
     
  6. Going Commercial

    Going Commercial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Do you charge by the foot or hour. This is a 12 acre site and I have beds everywhere. It is not like walking a straight line. I am looking for a ballpark figure to charge. ???
     
  7. bakerc8

    bakerc8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    2 a sq foot
     
  8. Going Commercial

    Going Commercial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,581

    Do you mean $2 per linear foot? So that would be $4,000 for 2,000 feet of edging?

    So rent an edger for $65, run it for 20 minutes, and charge $4,000? Nice!
     
  10. h400exinfl

    h400exinfl LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 106

    What do these things go for brand new? Ball park?
     

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