Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

Digging out walkway


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-31-2012, 02:03 PM
sunsetlandscaping sunsetlandscaping is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 3
sunsetlandscaping is on a distinguished road
Default Digging out walkway

I have these customers that I did a leaf clean up for back about a month ago, and want me to do some extra work. They have this walkway that is about 3 feet wide and 200 feet deep that they have filled with mulch over the years and it needs to be dug out so they can put more mulch in. They think it would be quicker for me to use a bobcat to dig it out, but I've never used a bobcat before. I don't want to "test drive" a rental equipment like that for the first time on someone's property other than mine. I'm thinking it would be easier to just dig it out by hand, which would take a hell of a lot longer. Does anyone know what to charge for this? Any advice?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 06-01-2012, 10:31 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,422
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
How long are you thinking it would take you to perform?

Do you know how deep it is? Can you calculate how much mulch you would be removing?

Then, how would you dispose of it and what kind of costs would be associated with that?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-02-2012, 12:47 AM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 73
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

I did that one time, the client refused to take down a part of his fence, so it was all manual labor on my part. Took me 1000 years to get done juggling lawn maint and odd jobs.

If you can't do it the efficient way, don't get your hopes up unless you really need this job. I can't imagine any amount of money (that the client would be willing to pay) being worth your time there, but I suppose you can can always try!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-02-2012, 06:57 AM
sunsetlandscaping sunsetlandscaping is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 3
sunsetlandscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
How long are you thinking it would take you to perform?

Do you know how deep it is? Can you calculate how much mulch you would be removing?

Then, how would you dispose of it and what kind of costs would be associated with that?
The last time I was there, which was about 1 month ago, it was maybe 6-8 inches deep. I am thinking it would take me about 3 days to dig and at 200 bucks a day, so I was thinking about 600.00 for the job, just for the removal of the stuff. As far as disposal, they would have me level off some of the surrounding grounds with it, is what they told me, so no dumping or traveling.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,422
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well that sounds like you thought it out. Have you placed your bid yet? Keep us posted on how this goes and take some pictures too.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digging myself into a hole(s) - Time and Price? Hedgemaster Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 26 03-01-2012 05:18 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
Yesterday 10:06 AM
Today 07:34 AM
by Mr Dave
4 167
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
Yesterday 08:54 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 197
Real Estate??
tbtigers03
Yesterday 06:43 PM
Yesterday 08:17 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
3 128
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
Yesterday 08:01 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 776
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
Yesterday 07:37 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
25 1,129
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
Yesterday 06:13 PM
by tbtigers03
6 358
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
Yesterday 05:42 PM
Yesterday 05:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 94
Sprinkler head guards...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-27-2014 04:55 AM
Yesterday 05:51 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
4 399
Give Me Your Problems
ellakit
Yesterday 04:10 PM
Yesterday 04:10 PM
by ellakit
0 17
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 03:53 PM
by ellakit
1,188 336,254
Whe does Mowing season...
jack2048
Yesterday 07:05 AM
Yesterday 02:38 PM
by Steve
3 170
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
Yesterday 02:17 PM
by Steve
4 324
hey
sizemorelawncare
09-28-2014 08:12 PM
09-29-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
2 257
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
09-29-2014 03:09 PM
by Steve
2 312
Need to figure out how...
tjslawnde
09-28-2014 10:31 AM
09-29-2014 03:05 PM
by Steve
4 325
Aerocore Deck?
wdrdoctor
09-26-2014 06:21 PM
09-29-2014 02:36 PM
by Steve
3 452
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
09-22-2014 06:07 PM
09-29-2014 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 702
How to price lawn mowing.
jack2048
09-24-2014 04:18 PM
09-29-2014 02:27 PM
by Steve
4 551
Pricing ????
6295danny
01-14-2013 07:54 PM
09-29-2014 02:22 PM
by Steve
35 6,575
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
09-27-2014 04:11 PM
by SGL1
30 7,085
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-26-2014 04:16 PM
by stevef1201
5 1,093
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-25-2014 09:18 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 1,117
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-25-2014 08:01 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
124 9,313
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
09-23-2014 11:13 AM
by Steve
4 799
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
09-22-2014 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 1,177
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
09-22-2014 12:10 AM
09-22-2014 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 741
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-22-2014 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 1,074
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
09-22-2014 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 816
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-22-2014 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 1,444
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 1,468
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,687
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 2,119
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 7,516
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 914
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 1,096
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,527
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 926
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 1,290
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 1,042
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,797
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,536
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,716
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 1,442
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 937
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,065
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 985
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,789
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,517
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,582
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 931
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex blades bob villa charge christmas collections commercial demonstration ditches employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck franchise gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes holiday how much to charge how to bid hydraulic introduction kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf removal lesco lighting marketing mowing mr dave mulch estimate new buisness new mower past due patio install podcast property management company reo rotating running a business scag scag v-ride search engine optimization seo small engine repair sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl tips toro trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy