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Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: 83mvp] #8586380 04/27/22 03:27 AM
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Thanks for the input everybody. I have no intention of doing it myself. Have never run a dozer. Tractors and combines, yes. But I'm not going to start trying dozers at 57 years old. I'm leaving it to the professionals. Some of the trees are large diameter, way too big for a skid steer. And yes, they'll need to be dug up, not just cut down. A spot has to be cleared for the house pad, yard and driveway. The rest of the trees will be staying, thinned out, but staying. At any rate, you all have given me a starting point. Thanks again.

Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: 83mvp] #8586468 04/27/22 11:39 AM
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You guys out East get a premium for dozer work. I learned this when I put a facility in Longview. Out here West of Ft Worth, a D6R was $125/hr last year, now it’s $140hr. These guys here won’t charge a mobilization fee either and most have a 4 hr minimum.

Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8586471 04/27/22 11:48 AM
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You need to get some estimates for yourself. All those on here that respond have no idea. Ask those that do it and go from there.



I’ve done this type of work for 23 years, I think I have a pretty good idea what it costs. It’s possible you know more than me though roflmao

You may know what the cost per hour for your equipment but unless you have seen what he wants done and the area you have no idea what the project will cost. And since I do own and have done a lot of land clearing maybe I do know more than you.

Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: don k] #8586480 04/27/22 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by don k
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You need to get some estimates for yourself. All those on here that respond have no idea. Ask those that do it and go from there.



I’ve done this type of work for 23 years, I think I have a pretty good idea what it costs. It’s possible you know more than me though roflmao

You may know what the cost per hour for your equipment but unless you have seen what he wants done and the area you have no idea what the project will cost. And since I do own and have done a lot of land clearing maybe I do know more than you.


We both know your full of chit scooter, stop while your ahead. Put grandmas chainsaw back in her garage and step away from the keyboard.

Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: 83mvp] #8586484 04/27/22 12:01 PM
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Guy I talked to about some stuff said he won’t even show up unless it’s a full days work and that’s 1800/day. I’m sure there are cheaper people out there but that’s east Texas.

Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: TexFlip] #8586522 04/27/22 12:51 PM
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I paid $2k a day for a Case 450 a 20 ton excavator two operators and a ground man with a chainsaw. They stacked the trees up and left them, I had to deal with the burning/haul off.

Why two operators?

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I paid $2k a day for a Case 450 a 20 ton excavator two operators and a ground man with a chainsaw. They stacked the trees up and left them, I had to deal with the burning/haul off.

Why two operators?


Looks like two pieces of equipment- 450 dozer and a 20 ton excavator?


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Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #8586541 04/27/22 01:14 PM
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I paid $2k a day for a Case 450 a 20 ton excavator two operators and a ground man with a chainsaw. They stacked the trees up and left them, I had to deal with the burning/haul off.

Why two operators?


Looks like two pieces of equipment- 450 dozer and a 20 ton excavator?

OK I'll buy that. ,,,,,,,,,

Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: spacejunkie] #8586584 04/27/22 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by spacejunkie
Off the wall but here goes—if you have a National Guard post near by see if they will do it for free as a training exercise. Don’t know if they will do something that small as my project was about ten acres. They wanted to do it over a couple of weekends and just left the dozer there and left me the key to some of the work myself. First and last time I drove one but it was fun pushing over small trees. May be worth a try if they still do that kind of stuff.


National Guard has thousands of acres across the state that they can play around on and not have to haul their equipment anywhere.


Re: Cost to clear a small plot of land? [Re: 83mvp] #8586608 04/27/22 03:04 PM
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You might ask the guy who brush hogs at $15/acre…

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