Quote on Rock Removal

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by studentlawn, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. studentlawn

    studentlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Im putting together one of my first qoutes on a rock removal. Its 12 yards of mulch rock around a residential use. Im going to use a rock vac which will cost me $150 for the day. Dumping the rock will cost $180. I dont have a dump and my trailer gwv on the axes is only around 7,000 so im going to have to make upto 5 trips to the dump. for the 33,000 lbs of rock. Not quick sure how long it will take. The yard is under 6,000 sq feet and its big open spaces so wheel barrowing won't be difficult. What do you think you guys would estimate for this?... $800 came to mind but one side of me says thats going to be very high, but yet I don't really want to do it so thats what will make it worth my while.
  2. studentlawn

    studentlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    nobody has any thoughts?
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    $800 is too cheap for me to do it by hand like you are planing to do. If it was me I would pass on the job. But I guess I'm lazy.
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    You are more or less installing the rock, in reverse. Rock goes for what, $80 to $100, installed. I think removing it and hauling it away is actually harder than installing it, so charge at least what it would cost to install. With your dump costs I would charge at least $1600, rent a large skidsteer and hire a large dump truck to haul it away. You'll kill yourself trying to wheelbarrow that much rock and haul it away in your trailer.
  5. ladibugg

    ladibugg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    $800.00 will not cover the wear and tear on your truck, trailer and body let alone make any profit. My price just quick off the hip was $2500
  6. desertrat

    desertrat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I charge $100 a ton to remove rock, plus dump fees. That is only if they are close to the dump, less than 6 miles. I have a dump trailer, but it only holds 4 tons, so that means 3 trips. The job totally sucks, and I only do it if it is part of a bigger job such as putting in new rock or sod, or a total landscape.

    SCOTLAND YARD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Try renting a large container (trash can) We have used this on several large removals. Cost is usually $225 for 1 week of rental and as many trips to the dump site as needed for $50 each.
    Again if you dont want the job - over bid - you may get surprised.
  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    3250 would be my price
  9. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    I swore to myself that I'd never remove stone again.

    Some how 2-3" of stone can be beded 4-8" into the soil and surrounded by torn plastic.
  10. studentlawn

    studentlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Ok, heres what I im doing. Renting a rock vac: $150. Putting the rock into a roll off container: $175 and putting down mulch, which I get for $12 a yard. Total qoute $1750. Ahh it sounds to simple.

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