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.

Cutting down a jungle


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
  #11  
Old 11-23-2011, 02:00 PM
O.C LawnCare's Avatar
O.C LawnCare O.C LawnCare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 3
O.C LawnCare is on a distinguished road
Default

Get a mini and a chipper
__________________
60 inch eXmark Lazer Z
48 inch eXmark Metro
42 inch Husqvarna Tractor
Echo Trimmer
Echo Blower
Stihl 011 AVT Chainsaw
Husqvarna 435 chainsaw
5X8 Homemade trailer
1997 F350 Diesel
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


  #12  
Old 11-23-2011, 02:49 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I could rent one or use my dump truck. You think the chipper will save more time?
OMG you wont believe the time and cost it will save, very few trees in the pic we would limb, just start the trunk into the chipper and walk away.

If you are hauling that stuff, not sure what size truck or trailer you have but there is a lot of loads, probably cheaper to rent a rubbage container, 20 yard or so.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-24-2011, 08:22 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,303
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
you wont believe the time and cost it will save, very few trees in the pic we would limb, just start the trunk into the chipper and walk away.
With such a job, what kind of time difference do you think he would save using a chipper? Also, does it come down to being cheaper to use a chipper versus having to rent a dumpster for all 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
  #14  
Old 12-02-2011, 11:05 PM
Marcintosh Marcintosh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CT Shoreline
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 4
Marcintosh is on a distinguished road
Default your jungle

I've recently finished 10 acres of the same stuff. My experience was to make every mistake first and then correct it. Learn from my errors.

To begin, start with the low/thin brush first. Use a DR Power Mower or one of those Snapper monster brush mowers. Use a flail mower if you can find one Sickle bars are great but you're left with whole strands of thorny cut brush to pick up and throw away. by using the mower you'll chop the brush into short pieces that can be blown into a pile or raked off the property. In CT you might find quite a few rocks sticking up. You're gonna hit 'em. Trust me on this, they're invisible as they blend into the brush. Set the mower up to as high as it will go. That way you'll miss most but not all rocks.

When you're done with the mower and all the brambles are cut down and chopped up move onto the small trees or saplings. Cut them with a brush cutter like one of the Stihl's. I bought the least expensive one that I could put a blade on. That means it took more time but I had more time than money to do this so that was okay. Buy the blades that you can sharpen and not the throw-aways. They're stronger and you'll need that strength for when you're running at top speed and hit a rock. Little aside here-buy the big harness it's about $150 or so. It gives more control and you don't take such a beating, with one you can move pretty quick and last all day. Also-buy one of the models that feature bicycle handlebars The strap that comes with the machine isn't meant for such serious duty.
OTOH, if you have a DR Power Brush trimmer you can substitute a blade with a chain saw chain on it. That looks like it'll take care of up to 4" saplings. After 4", you'll want to start using a full on chain saw. After that it's pretty straight forward lot clearing.
If you have to remove the brush cuttings use a trailer. Pile everything in it then, use a small chainsaw to cut it up INSIDE the trailer being careful to cut only the brush and not the trailer or you. Using this system you can really pack it full.
Keep reading - this is the really important part.
Buy And Wear All Available safety gear No joke. The brambles will slice you to ribbons. I suggest a welders jacket with collar, welding gloves a Stihl helmet with the ear defenders and (REALLY IMPORTANT) Screen Face Shield. jeans like the really thick Carrhart Jeans, I've also worn knee and shin guards like these-
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Guard+12.aspx
and get a system like this
http://www.stihlusa.com/apparel/pro-...ry-helmet.html
Wear the sturdiest 9-10" boots you've got and make sure the shin guards meet the boot tops.
Do all of this and you'll still get your fair share of slices on you but I don't know of any other protective gear that'll keep you safer.

On the other hand, you could rent a Bobcat with a front mount flail mower and be done with brush by afternoon break. Wish I'd done that.
Oh and good luck-it's really satisfying work.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-02-2011, 11:46 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcintosh View Post
I've recently finished 10 acres of the same stuff. My experience was to make every mistake first and then correct it. Learn from my errors.

Oh and good luck-it's really satisfying work.
Not even going to bid on this. Customer owes me $1500 and I'm not about to do anymore work that I'm not getting paid for. I was going to bid it at $1200, if they pay up ill bid on it in spring.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-05-2011, 09:29 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,303
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
you could rent a Bobcat with a front mount flail mower and be done with brush by afternoon break. Wish I'd done that. Oh and good luck-it's really satisfying work.
How much of a time saver do you feel that would have made on your job?
__________________
- 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
The I don't want a trailer/ Jungle Jim product review/ other thread Johnny_boy02 General Talk 3 05-31-2011 04:45 AM
Its A Jungle Out There! cruzgardening Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 12 04-25-2011 10:40 AM
Cutting Width Grasskickin General Business Discussions 2 01-05-2011 05:54 PM
Cutting brush turfmaster Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 16 09-24-2009 05:13 AM
Tree Cutting StartALawnCareBusiness General Talk 24 05-28-2008 04:09 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
Yesterday 03:53 PM
Today 05:25 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 74
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
Today 03:47 PM
Today 03:47 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
0 18
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Today 03:16 PM
by jrs.landscaping
4 75
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
Today 02:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 343
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
Today 02:00 PM
by stevef1201
6 196
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
Yesterday 11:01 AM
Today 12:43 PM
by Steve
3 97
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
Today 07:02 AM
by kslawn
15 464
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,452
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
Yesterday 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 376
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 125
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,745
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 175
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 237
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 131
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 114
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 158
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 385
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 662
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 114
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 444
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 417
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 182
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 275
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 188
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,000
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 490
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,562
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 670
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,841
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 287
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 389
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 237
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 497
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 385
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 495
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 512
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 783
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 329
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 402
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 284
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 292
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 636
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,266
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,493
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 679
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 896
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 626
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,698
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 549
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 539
» Popular Tags
apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate care charge christmas lighting christmas light service collections subcontractor credit card processing customers ecosymbiosis escrow exmark ferris four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid hydraulic kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf removal managing a lawn care business marketing mulch estimate native plants new buisness new mower online classifieds outdoor environments podcast push versus ride redmax rotating scag scag v-ride search engine optimization season seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro turfgrass consulting walker winter money making ideas wright stander rh zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.

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