Privot hedge installation.....try bidding this!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MLI, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 464

    1) Area along sidewalk(easy access) measures 190 ft long.
    2) customer requested 2 rows of hedge offset to come in thick
    3) using 2-3foot hedges.
    4) im gonna use 200 privet
    My system to install will be using a rototiller to run along the sidewalk to loosen area and make for easy digging. I figure 3 guys will be able to do this job in half day....see what you guys come up with...method you'd use ....cost etc! I'll give my prices tonight!
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    I've never put that many in at once, but I would think 3x 1/2 day is aggressive. Even at 5 min per shrub, that's nearly 17 manhours (or 5.5 per man). Obviously, with a straight run lilke that you can get a good system going, plus shrubs are easy to unload and drop right at the planting site.

    I'd be a little nervous if I figured my labor at a 1/2 day, but again,
    never really done an install like you've described.

    I think the rototiller is a good idea.

    good luck!
  3. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    5 guys 3 hrs 40 bushes a pop
  4. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    $5500 using $27 per privet. Based on $9/unit

    At that many with three guys I would rent an auger and use that to dig them in. With that system 2 guys running auger one planting I would figure on 8 hours to complete.

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