How much to charge for fallen tree limb removal?

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Blade Runners, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I recently done a bid on a fallen tree limb removal. The bid was $75 for a Bradford Pear that had a limb completely split off of the main trunk. Limb was about 20 feet long and 8" at the base. It was inside of a fenced in back yard where I couldn't get my Toro Dingo with root grapple in to. Cost to dispose here is $30/ton (limb wasn't near a ton). I use a 16ft open trailer and would use about 15-$20 in gas round trip.

    Given this info, what would you guys bid on this job?
    Thanks in advance for any input:)
     
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Waaaay underbid. If you have to pay to dump that should be a $125 job. Minimum.
     
  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Way underbid and I wouldn't have gone to the address the first time if I didn't know I was already going to do the job. I skip right over these calls unless they are current customers.
     
  4. b landscaping

    b landscaping LawnSite Member
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    How you pay for a dingo working that cheap.
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  5. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How far away is this job? At $20 that's around 90 miles total unless you get terrible mileage.
     
  6. OP
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    Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :laugh: cash
     
  7. b landscaping

    b landscaping LawnSite Member
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    After dump fees and gas $25 cash plus gas for machine you just made $20. 👏👏
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    Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Even at $75 I still didn't get the job. He acted like the price was too high and asked if I needed to bring in some equipment or something.
     
  9. b landscaping

    b landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Lol tell him to do it himself
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  10. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    any pics????
     

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