Estimate Help

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TimmayB4, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. TimmayB4

    TimmayB4 LawnSite Member
    from OB,MS
    Messages: 56

    I have a guy who needs a river birch tree cut down. The tree is maybe 10-12 foot tall. What would you guys charge to cut it down and haul it off.

    Thanks Tim
  2. ptlawnguy

    ptlawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Well, time is money. That does not sound like a large tree at all. I could have it cut up and thrown in the trailer in an hour. If the tree owner was a regular customer, I would give him a deal. if Not, $55/hour plus disposal fee. If it were me I would charge 75-100 depending on how deep his pockets are and burn the tree one my own property and pocket the disposal fee.
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    ditto, $100 sounds about right for a non-customer. just remember your drive time though, you have got to unload the tree before you can do anything else.
  4. MountainMan

    MountainMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I would say only 50 dollars because if he is a non customer, you will have a foot in the door for more projects if you do not over charge, I do not see the cutting and halling of this tree taking more then 15-20 minutes.

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