Trimming Cost Calculator
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Provide estimates below and we’ll help you figure
your costs and savings with Atrimmec® Plant Growth Regulator
(To trim one privet hedge 5 feet tall and 100 feet long)
Number of on-the-job hours:
Number of clean-up, hauling
and traveling hours:
Number of trips to disposal site:
Price per disposal:
Number of miles to and from job
& disposal sites:
Employee’s hourly pay rate:
Price for a gallon of gasoline:
Price for a gallon of Atrimmec
(MSRP $542):
Cost to Maintain Hedge for 12 Weeks
Labor Costs
Job time, clean-up, hauling and travel time x hourly rate:
$
Labor burden (employer costs of social security, worker’s comp, etc.) x 30% of wages:
$
TOTAL LABOR COSTS:
$
Equipment Cost
Fixed cost – power hedge trimmer, estimating a $500 purchase price, spread over 2 years, operating 500 hours per year making a depreciation cost of $0.50 per hour:
$
Operating cost – estimating 1/8 gallon of fuel consumed per hour:
$
Maintenance costs – labor to change oil, sharpen blades, etc. is hourly rate x ¼:
$
TOTAL EQUIPMENT COSTS:
$
Transportation Cost
Vehicle expense to transport equipment and personnel to and from job site. Cost per mile of $0.55.:
$
Indirect/Additional Costs
Disposal cost
$
Parts, supplies, blade replacements, storage, taxes, insurance, etc.
(Add your own additional costs):
$
ONE TRIP TOTAL:
$
One trip total x three trips: (cost to maintain hedge for 12 weeks)
TOTAL COST:
$
Cost to Maintain Hedge Sprayed with Atrimmec
Initial Trimming Cost
Initial trimming to desired shape and size. (One spraying of Atrimmec will hold growth within 2” of trimming height for 12 weeks or longer, depending on growing conditions).
$
Labor Cost
Spray application time – landscapers surveyed indicated that spraying required less than half as much time as trimming
$
Atrimmec Cost
2 ounces of spray used (per label rate):
$
Equipment Cost
Backpack sprayer, estimating a $300 purchase price, spread over 2 years operating 500 hours per year making a depreciation cost of $0.30 per hour:
$
TOTAL COST:
$
(To trim one privet hedge 5 feet tall and 100 feet long)
TOTAL SAVINGS BY SPRAYING WITH ATRIMMEC:
$
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*Savings calculated are estimates only: individual results will vary.
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