Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Over the years of serving grinding customers, there are similar questions that seem to get asked more often than others.
We've compiled these questions and answers here on this page.
1. How much area can you clear in a day?
As you can imagine, it is a little tough to pinpoint this one because every job is unique. The weather also plays a large part in how much area we can clear in a day. Generally, though, you can expect us to clear about an acre a day.
2. Do you charge by the hour or by the day?
We price our jobs by the way the customer wants it priced! Each customer could want the site work / clearing / grinding / grubbing job priced a different way. Examples of ways we have priced clearing, grinding, hauling jobs in the past are: by the load of debris removed, by the ton of debris removed, by the machine hour, by the acres that have been cleared on the jobsite, lump sum for the total job completed. The possibilities are endless. We work with you.
3. I want to keep some of the trees on the land. Is this possible?
Absolutely! It is something known as selective clearing. When we walk the lines of the job, there are many ways to designate "desirable" trees (or trees you want to keep).... We can mark them with orange barricade, flag, paint, etc.
4. How soon can you start?
Once the job details and contract or price arrangements have been nailed down, we typically only ask for about a 2 week notice that we need to mobilize our equipment to the jobsite. We pride ourselves on short lead times.
5. Will you come clear my land for free if I give you the material?
No. Each material is different. Sometimes, yes, we are able to make mulch from parts of trees we get from jobs. However, more times than not, we use the material for other purposes. We do not work for the harvested material.
6. Once we agree on job pricing, are your payment terms flexible?
No. We discuss payment terms up front with our customers, on each job. Once a payment schedule is agreed upon, we expect to be paid for our services as agreed. We prefer payment within 30 days of job completion. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.
7. How small or large of an area will you work?
Usually, the smallest is about 5 acres. There is no limit on the larger end of the spectrum. If you see us in your area, though, call us; if we are in the area already, and you have a tract less than 5 acres you want us to look at, there is a chance we could get our equipment to you because we are already in the area.
8. If I burn on my jobsite, and my fire gets away from me, can I get in trouble?
The SC Forestry Commission advises that YES, you can be held legally responsible if your fire gets out of control and burns someone's property. It is against the law to allow a fire to escape. Read more from the SC Forestry Commission by clicking here.