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englishtree
02-27-2009, 09:33 AM
Just a few pics to look at.

englishtree
02-27-2009, 09:51 AM
I tried uploading photos in manage attachments but it said security token was missing or misplaced they are jpg files

Steve
02-27-2009, 10:01 AM
Try emailing them to me (slow@gophersoftware.com) and I will get them up :)

englishtree
02-28-2009, 11:41 PM
i got it steve i had to resize them

Steve
02-28-2009, 11:44 PM
Oh neat!

How tall was the tree? Was there anything difficult about working on this specific job? Did you learn anything new from the job site?

Did you have to grind any stump down?

englishtree
02-28-2009, 11:49 PM
50 ft, It's pretty simple job since the spruce was uprooted, I didn't have to grind any stump I just pulled it out of the ground with my knuckleboom truck which saves me time.

Steve
03-01-2009, 05:25 PM
For a new lawn care business owner that was just called onto a similar situation, how would you suggest they figure out a price to remove such a tree? What conditions would they have to take into account?

englishtree
03-01-2009, 08:30 PM
well I did this job in 2 hours because I have the right equipment dump truck, 12in chipper, and a 27ft knuckleboom. If you don't have such equipment you could spend a lot of time on this type of work say you just have a truck and a trailer loading and unloading takes time, then removal of the wood cutting each section into firewood length and then hauling away, last if you can't remove the stump completly you have to grind the stump.


figure you rent a chipper $100.00, rent a stump grinder $50.00 ,$20.00 for gas say it takeas you 4 hr's, 1 worker 10.00 hr=$40.00

thats $210.00


If you got the job for $400.00, you made $190.00 profit that's $47.50/hr

I have a set price per hour and I know how long it takes me to complete a job.

I would recommend experimenting and learning from your mistakes.

Steve
03-02-2009, 07:24 PM
Oh that is great thank you.

Now do you suggest knowing how much it costs you to operate each piece of equipment being used per hour? So when you pull up to a job you can figure out in your head how long the job will take you and then based on that you can calculate your costs and then come up with a bid?

englishtree
03-02-2009, 09:52 PM
ya you should know what the cost are for everything per hour or per day.

Steve
03-02-2009, 10:11 PM
You have a lot of great equipment there! What is next on your equipment shopping list?

englishtree
03-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Honestly I'm tired of spending money I want to SAVE MONEY

Mike's LawnCare Landscape
03-03-2009, 06:26 PM
I wood love to find where I can rent a chipper for $100 Where im at its $200 for 1/2 day any $250 full day

englishtree
03-04-2009, 07:59 AM
I can believe it it's been a while since I've rented one.