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brush hogging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    wondering what some of you guys are getting to do brush hogging wanted to start doing this year. i will be renting right now.
  2. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    $75 per hour.
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    I never charge by the hour. I charge according to the terrain, how thick the brush, how many objects in the way and sometimes how dusty it will be. I set a minimum around $100 unless I have several scheduled in close proximaty. I usually will bring around $500 to $900 in a 8 hour day, then its home for a long shower. No one around here rents bush hogging units, are u shure u have someone that is willing to rent u one?
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    depending on ground but will charge anywhere from $22 to $26 per acre.
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    60$ is about the going rate in this area!!!!!:waving:
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    $75/hr. $150 minimum
  7. LawnScenes

    LawnScenes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    I don't charge by the hour either. You can run into a lot of stuff when bush hogging. Walk the property too before you cut it down. You never know what you'll find or miss sitting on a tractor. Also if it's nasty I'll pass on it. The little amount you make on small nasty lots isn't usually enough to cover something you could break.

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