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did a big macrocarpa last year, 4.5k over 4 days (on reflection it was too cheap) Me climbing and 4 guys on the ground,  chipping into a grain trailer with added greedy boards.  It was in the village of Zeal Monochorum (Mid Devon) try pronouncing that one! The whole village was glad to see it gone as it dominated the views from the village and despite the fact it not outgrown its location it was a bit on an eyesore.


The best and easiest '1 dayer' was a few months ago where a willow had shifted and heaved its root plate,  it was about 40' tall and i deemed it a smaller sized medium tree.  I asked @john p to send his MEWP and driver down to help me out although i reckon it was safe to climb but i opted to play it safe and used the MEWP to justify the 3.5k price tag.  There was me in the bucket and 2 of my groundies working alongside Johns driver on the ground.  We were onsite for 9am, started cutting after 10 am and finished up by 3.30pm,  it was an easy day and easy money.  I could do with a few more like that!  

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On 13/07/2019 at 20:38, Al Cormack said:

£9870 + vat for fallen oak tree. Removed with a 250t crane.
Crane and road closure was £4000 mind.

I day Al or was it longer?   impressive figures there lad.

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Just now, wicklamulla said:

I day Al or was it longer?   impressive figures there lad.

1 day with crane and 1 day tidying up afterwards and grinding stump out 👍🏼

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We took out a big fuck off euc about 2 months ago,i was on tractor duties,most of it rigged out,took 2 days start too finish.

With 6 guys on it and most of our kit we priced it  roughly at 3k.

Ive been on other big jobs as climber or running ropes but ive no idea of costs in tbose ones...

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