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Brush hauling charge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A1 Grass, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    I use my truck for hauling. The brush dump is about 3 miles from where I work (real convenient). Takes me about 45 minutes to haul and dump a load. In addition to what they charge me at the dump, how much should I tack on for labor?

    Should I charge for 1man/1 hour? Less? More?
  2. 1 hour labor sounds fair, dont forget to add something for use of truck.
  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    In the spring, I was asked to haul a bunch of brush (real nasty thorny stuff). I used my 14' trailer and some 2" tie down straps and in about 2 hours cleared most of the stuff away. I dumped in the woods behind my house (my land) and charged 275 for the job. drive was 4miles.
  4. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I charge the dump fee + 15%. then I charge another $30 for gas, use of truck, and labor.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,404

    I charge $30/load hauling fee plus labor time. No dump fee where I am.
  6. PtsLwnCr

    PtsLwnCr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I charge 25.00 per load with dump trailer there is no dump fee here.
  7. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Here it would cost at least $200 a dump because the dump is far and about $50 to load up a pickup bed. :mad:
  8. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    65 per hour for the truck.50 for the hour of labor.25.00 for driving to the dump.the dump doesn't always charge a fee.it depends which one is open
  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    depends on what you are hauling?????
    Grow it go (ie. leaves, grass, limbs, weeds and stuff like that) costs 5.00 cuft. I charge labor + 45 a trailer ( they call it 3 cuft.).

    Total labor for an hour is 45. so 3 hours labor and a full trailer is 180.00. dump is 6 miles from house and on way from most lawns I service.
  10. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Hourly Rate of $65.00 1 hour min. plus dump fee

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