Clearing / leveling raw land property

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Anyone have experience in removing trees and clearing a property to add value? What do companies charge for this type of work?

Location: Philadelphia, PA Suburbs

Hi Andrew,

Generally speaking, any type of work that requires the use of heavy equipment (Excavator, bull dozer, skid steer, back hoe) will cost you $100 to $150 per hour which includes operator & fuel.  Mobilization (getting equipment to and from the site) will cost you about another $1000 per piece of equipment. 

Like most things, the more you buy, the cheaper per unit cost.  Some companies will do multi jobs for a flat fee.  rough rule of thumb is that it takes about 2 days per acre to clear land.  Please let me know if I can help with more info. 

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