HELP ME with this tree bid please

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buckhunterjb

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if it was 3.5-4 hrs cutting it up charge an extra hr for unloading time. I would charge 5hrs x $60 for $300 total. even though you can sell the wood its still a pain to handle and deal with.
True unloading all that sucks by myself lol
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JCLawn and more

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MI
True unloading all that sucks by myself lol
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In general it seems like unskilled labor costs 30-40 a hr, skilled or with smaller equipment 60-75 a hr higher medium sized equipment 75-150 a hr and large equipment 150 plus. It doesn't seem to matter what industry but around here those are the norm
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Tree2Tree

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Ontario,Canada
We charge out around $120 an hour . 4 hours, $480. that said its a $480 job even if chipping the brush saves us an hour for 3 hours of total on site. Although thats not an exact science, we add / subtract based on difficulty, wood staying or going ect.
 

JCLawn and more

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MI
We charge out around $120 an hour . 4 hours, $480. that said its a $480 job even if chipping the brush saves us an hour for 3 hours of total on site. Although thats not an exact science, we add / subtract based on difficulty, wood staying or going ect.
are also in Canada where everything is more....
 

Snyder's Lawn Inc

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Kirksville Mo
In general it seems like unskilled labor costs 30-40 a hr, skilled or with smaller equipment 60-75 a hr higher medium sized equipment 75-150 a hr and large equipment 150 plus. It doesn't seem to matter what industry but around here those are the norm
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I bid by the foot most guys around here bids same way
Take range finder and shoot it
This way the customer knows what they going pay before the job starts
 

JCLawn and more

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MI
Maybe in your area, I belong to a few arborist forums and $120 to $150 an hour is average.
I know if they break out the climbing gear it gets pricy. The prices I shot out if from accountants to excavation companies. Yes some charge more but it seems like most fall into those ranges.
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easy-lift guy

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Venice, FL. USA
Without knowing your experience level and weather or not your carrying any insurance for this type of work I believe you would be better off subbing the job out to someone else and charge a slight margin for the job.
Taking on the job without enough experience and knowledge on how much to charge may be a disaster in the making.
easy-lift guy
Never thought I would have to quote myself so here go's.

IMHO, continuing to advise the OP without reading the thread from the beginning is just about as useful as talking among your selfs and blissfully agreeing on what to do about nothing. Let's try and stay focused for the OP
and think about your replies.
easy-lift guy
 
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buckhunterjb

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He is going to be home tommrow morning and im going to go over some things then im going to give him my price and see what he says. For example theres roughly 30 trees that he wants down. If he called me and wanted just one tree down id charge him prob 50-70$ but thats just one tree now if i charged him 30 a tree and gave him the discount cause its a bigger job thatd still be 900$. Id have about 20$ in gas at max and maybe 200$ in labor. I could have it done in a 10 hour day. Haha ill let u know how it goes then u guys can judge my skills from this job lol
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