Brush Removal estimate

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Jcs Lawn and Landscape, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Hey guys i rarely post on this forum but to be honest i am probably on it all the time reading up on stuff here. I do need you help on this brush estimate though because i have not done to much of this work and do not know a fair price.

    Length 230 Feet
    Width 55 Feet
    Cut down all prickers, tall grass, small trees (1inch wide or less), other dead plants in there,
    Disposal is farther in the woods in the picture
    I do not have to de-root the growth i just have to cut it down as far as i can and owner will spray pesticide on it so it doesnt grow back.
    Need help on pricing this job as i havent done to many brush clearing ones before.






  2. Mike's All Season Service

    Mike's All Season Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Do you have the right equipment or do you have to rent something???
  3. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    well basically i have an attachment for my weedwacker to cut down brush like that and have loopers to get the thicker things like the small trees and then i would tarp it all to the woods
  4. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

  5. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I did a couple of jobs like that in the past. Used a tornado blade from Shindaiwa and just shredded everything into little tiny pieces. I'd suggest doing something similar at this place. Odds are 2 guys can be done in a day and a half with minimal mess piled in the woods.

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    Do you have a rental place near by? Billy goat makes a WB brush cutter you can rent for around $75.00 a day. Work it into your bid plus pick up and drop off time plus fuel. Then do an hourly rate of around $45.00 a man. Knock everything down with the goat take it back. You get a cheaper rate for four hours or less. Charge customer for a full day,
    MY .02 worth
  7. Jim-n-i

    Jim-n-i LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I would go rent a brush hog charge for rental and your Labor
    Although a gas can and a match would do the trick too for less ha ha
  8. QCS

    QCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I have used the Billy Goat walk behind brush cutter. That machine would cut that area down in a half a day. You'll be there alot longer with a weedeater with brush blade. If it's available, get it!
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    yeah, rent a walk behind brush cutter... ive done similar jobs last year and thats a LOT of work for a handheld brushcutter trust me.. Could you do most of it in a day, yeah but you probably wont be able to get up for work the next day.

    its probably a $700~ job or more if you have the machine rented.. cleanup best you can, maybe feed smaller stuff into a chipper shredder like i do or if you have help. btw, with the houses that size, $700 is chump change, dont feel like your gonna over charge them much.
  10. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    I quoted it at 2300 so that must be to high i charged 20cents per square foot to remove to brush

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