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just a thought... but wouldnt i make more sense to bid the job based on your hourly rate? This way you wont be too high or too low? Are you also mulching? Have you thought about renting a bed edger?? I can go to my local rental shop and for $75.00 get that job done in about 30 minutes... just something to think about
well I have a brown bed edger but don't know how long it will take to edge with it because i just purchased it and haven't used the brown machine before. If I was to charge an hourly rate say it takes me 30 minutes like you said and I charge $50 a hr that means i would only make $25 off the whole yard?
I like the idea of charging by the size rather than work hours.....time can be judged wrong...the size shouldnt change much. I would just work out a better rate. 0.10 or 0.15 a foot sounds good to me. I would also consider a discount on larger jobs.
Thanks for the post rick when I was attempting to recalculate the job I came up with around .15 also to be a good number. I got a brown 780 H bed edger that was used maybe one season in great condition for 900 brand new these machines cost at least 1900 new I think and there are a varitey of blades you can use for different applications such as irrigation piping and stump grinding