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Estimate this...hand edging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    please give me your man hours and/or cost to do this job. Trench master was not available to rent and my stick edger just doesn't put a prefessional looking deep edge in...so I did it by hand and underestimated the job...I've dont this hundreds of times b4 but yesterday the old body was not working at peak efficiency I suppose...

    15 trees, no roots, edges were there b4 but filled in level with turf, edge 3" deep, remove sod and debris, dispose of debris,
    Total linear feet = 300
    No tan bark added at this point

    thanks much
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Hey KIt
    Just figure what you think its worth and triple it!!!!
     
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    hey Olderthandirt....you're going to make me take back all those nice things I said about you the other day!!
     
  4. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    We charge .50 cents a foot for trenchmaster. I"m to old at this point to do it by hand.
     
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Kit
    Sore back that last 3 days at $50 a day sore arms $30 a day for 2 days hurts to get out of bed for the rest of the week that alone gotta be worth $100 LOL
     
  6. MWM

    MWM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    300'/100'per hr= 3 hr x$75-=$225 with sharp spade and no slackers
     

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