What to charge.. ????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hvphotog, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. hvphotog

    hvphotog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    have to pull some shrubs and no clue what to charge, thinking i will hook a chain and skid steer to them and yank.. so would be me, skid steer and laborer and maybe two or 3 hours at most, is like 15 shrubs.. see pics below, not the best taken with my cell

    any suggestions on pricing?




  2. 4seasonsmgt

    4seasonsmgt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    put a price per hour on the laborer and then one on the machine plus any removal costs to get rid of the bushs but just get a price per hour makes it alot easier.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i would price it by hour in case it takes longer than you expected
  4. hvphotog

    hvphotog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    i charge 30 per hour for my laborers and for the machine and op typically about 85 an hour but like to get 450 for machine and op for anything under 4 hours to make up for move and time loading and unloading
    .. thinking maybe like 500 for the job... thoughts :confused:

  5. hvphotog

    hvphotog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Home owner just wants a flat price...

  6. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    500.00 is really high.

    That would take me and a helper proly 2 hrs at the most.

  7. hvphotog

    hvphotog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    is that with a machine? if so what is your normal hourly rate for machine and operator? there about about 16 shrubs to be removed there..

  8. thinksnow

    thinksnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I pulled a bunch of those out with my diesel pick up and a big choke strap. It didn't take long at all.
  9. hvphotog

    hvphotog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    where they are located i can't get my truck in there, have to bring over my skid steer.. also have to be careful not to pull up patio with roots

  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I'd say between $250-350 if you can get up close to all of them without causing any damage to turf. The thing about pulling them with a truck is whether or not you can pull on them without being in grass. If your going to be in the grass with the truck, then more then likely you'll spin wheels and ruin the lawn. If you can yank on them from asphalt you might be OK pulling them out. If you have a skid loader, it should make quick work of them. If hand digging is needed then your price is close.

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