Estimating your job involves many facets including consideration for some or all of the following:
- Location of the job
- Topography of the land
- Composition of the soil
- Hidden and visible obstacles
- Size of the area
- Access to the jobsite
While every job is different, we guarantee to provide you with an honest estimate and to bill you only for services rendered. The following charts outline actual costs based on hours of service and distance of travel.
The third chart provides a guide for typical jobs and the time required to complete each task.
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|Tractor||Tractor Hours||Price||Haul-In**||Taxes***||Total Cost|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||1||$70.00||$75.00||$0.00||$145.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||2||$140.00||$75.00||$0.00||$215.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||3||$210.00||$75.00||$0.00||$285.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||4||$280.00||$75.00||$0.00||$355.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||5||$350.00||$75.00||$0.00||$425.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||6||$420.00||$75.00||$0.00||$495.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||7||$490.00||$75.00||$0.00||$565.00|
|35HP John Deere w/Driver||8||$560.00||$75.00||$0.00||$635.00|
|Distance (one way)||Rate|
|up to 15 Miles||$75.00|
|up to 30 Miles||$105.00|
|up to 50 Miles||$145.00|
|up to 75 Miles||$200.00|
The obstacle factor is a percentage of time that we use in allowing for various obstacles either visible or hidden when estimating a job. For example, if the general area of the jobsite to be excavated is known to be extremely rocky, we would assign a high obstacle factor to the estimate for planning purposes. However, if the job was estimated for 5 hours and we did not encounter the expected obstacles, you would only be charged for the actual time worked.
|Task||Finish Mowing||Bush Hogging||Raking||Light Grading||Trenching||Moving Material|
|Area of Task (acreage)||5.00||5.00||5.00||5.00||n/a||n/a|
|Length of 2' deep trench||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||100.00||n/a|
|Yards of Material||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||20.00|
|Distance Material Moved||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||200.00|
|Cost of Task||$215.6||$254.10||$323.40||$423.50||$385.00||$200.20|