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The way i estamate hedges is by figuring out about how long it will take and charge an hourly rate. <p>I use commercail gas powered double recipricating hedge trimmers to cut the hedges. I also bring a backpack blower, rake, green barrel, hand prunners, an other person or two and sometimes a ladder. hope this helps
Dittos on figuring it by hourly, & also add in how many loads of hauling it'll take to cart it away too.<br>If I will have a helper, figure in their hrs. too (naturally).<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
How wide? If under 6 feet wide I would charge $140. $1/foot with my 6-4 frame and 37 inch sleeve and 30 inch trimmer it'd be done and cleaned up in an hour, maybe $8 for the tipping fee for disposal of the debris. If you use hand shears well then charge by the hour.<p>Bill
On an hourly rate!! ($40/hour for my company)<br>Plus anything we haul away $50.00 per pick up load. Use a two man crew one on a ladder doing the top and one on the ground cutting both sides. If the hedge is right next to a street you might be able to cut it standing in a pick up truck. Also check into a Echo line trimmer that you can put a hedge trimming attachment.<br>Good luck Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance
Coop, the above ideas are great especially for a 6' hedge....you may also want to calculate your production rate for hedges by the sq ft....average is about 150 SF per manhour....take your cost per manhour X # of SQ......factor in the 6' hedge, ladder, up and down, hauling of debris, add in overhead recovery and finally what you want to make to determine your selling price.<p>Bill Phagan<br>Greenindconsulting.com
I'm with THELAWNGUY. If you know what you're doing, this is a one - two hour job included dump time. $150 is a fair price and easier to sell than $350. $75/hr is good money in my book. Anything more than that is greed, and that won't get you any repeat business or referrals. Just my opinion, Bill
two guys half a day? Whats the company motto, smoke em if ya got em? Dont know where you are from, but around here customers dont pay for ineptitude. Theres enough guys who know what they are doing and who can be in and out in a reasonable time, that the slowpokes wont even get a crack at the job.<p>Bill