Removal Of Bushes.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by stuffdeer, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    Hello all, Here are some pictures.

    Let me know how much you'd charge to remove these bushes, and do nohing afterwards.

    Pic 1.

    The middle rounded bush. There are 2 like this.

    Pic 2.
    All these lilac bushes.

    Pic 3.

    There are 4 bushes here total, he wants 2 of them removed.
  2. covalawn

    covalawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I would charge about $100-125. Hook them up with a chain to the truck yank em out.....and it costs me $15 to dump. Would probably take about an hour.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    A rough guess, 2 men 5 hrs total time inc. trip to dump. 5 yards to dump. Your S-10 will NEVER pull out those taxis stumps and you'll screw up the lawn and look like a fool tying a chain to a stump. An axe and a GOOD all steal spade and some elbow grease will do just nicely. Beware of this thread devolving into a "chains, no chains" argument.
  4. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    I have access to my Dad's 4x4 f-150.
  5. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    i hope you have insurance! when i first moved into my house we had some overgrown yews about that size and i pulled them out by truck which worked like a charm.....worked great at ripping out part of my basement too. well the roots had found their way into the foundation so i had pulled a few block away. no biggie for me but your customer wont like it much. :hammerhead:

    do it by hand, it wont be easy but you can charge more for it. id make them sign a contract saying they will pay per hour and tell them a max time frame. charge them $45perhr get it done in a couple hours and get paid. in the end you will be happy you charged per hour insted of flat rate, it WILL be hard:weightlifter:
  6. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Are those lilacs intertwined in a chain link fence? If so, walk away from the job as fast as you can, or make sure that you are being WELL compensated for your time -- it will take a bunch. I would bid it at $65 - $75 per hour for hand work, or look at getting some equipment in there -- skid steer or better yet a small tractor with a backhoe and do it for 100 to 150 an hour. It will work out about the same price for the customer.

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