interesting brush removal

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stslawncare, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    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.
  2. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    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.
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    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.
  4. bayoulawn

    bayoulawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    6 HOURS???? seriously?
  5. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    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.
  6. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    3 hours max...
    Show us a picture.....
  7. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    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
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    2 man hours. use the pole saw with a new chain. one can chop them down, one can haul them into a pile.
  9. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    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.
  10. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    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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