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stslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
DE
hey guys, lastnight i gave an unusual estimate. i have to remove two trees (looks like a very overgrown weed) that are thin and short, 2 azalias that are about 4 or 5 feet tall, and about 9 bushes. i do not have to remove any of the stumps, just cut as short as possible. access is no problem. the hardest part of this estimate was figuring out how long it will take me. i will have a helper, will be using chain saws and pole saws. my question is, having a two man crew with power tools how long will it be to do this job assuming i am just putting everything in a big pile.
 

DJL

LawnSite Member
Hard to tell....

If one is using the chainsaw to cut-off the limbs and the other is pulling them away and just piling in another location I would say 4 man-hours, or two hours for you and your helper. This doesn't include travel time, preperation, or clean-up. Just doing the work.
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
This also depends on where the pile is. it is is close to the azalias and the spindly tree I would say 4 hours total including drive time and cleanup. I would bill for 6 man hours though just incase of an underjudgement.
 

bayoulawn

LawnSite Member
Location
bastrop, la.
6 HOURS???? seriously?
 

twins_lawn_care

LawnSite Senior Member
sounds about right at 6 hours to me. without seeing the actual site, I'd figure on about 20 minutes per bush, and about 30 minutes per small tree, so about 280 minutes. Then adding in drive and dump charge, round about 6 hours. This is all without seeing it though, so it is a little hard to do.
Price would be between $280 and $360, or more if site was seen and hectic for some reason.

cutting just to the ground should be fairly simple, and drag away, but like I said, without seeing it, I'd bid high just in case.
 

BW4486

LawnSite Member
Location
Starke,Florida
Yea I say 3 man hours also. :30 min to cut down 2 trees and Azaleas :30 min to remove 9 bushes :30 min to clean up ( if your just piling ) Thats 1:30 x 2 people = 3:00
 
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stslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
DE
thanks for the help guys, i will actually be loading it not leaving in a pile but i know that that would vary on what its being put on, location of the vehicle etc etc, so i just wanted to get your guys advice on piling near the site. all of the bushes are tangled together, i was thinking more along the lines of 9 hours. but hopefully i will be off.
 

o-so-n-so

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Alabama
What lawnman-scot said.

9 hours is way over unless your gonna do a lot of sitting.

You should be able to cut that stuff down in just minutes. Dragging will take just a little bit with 2 high steppers.
 
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