Let me start by saying I am not an arborist by trade but I have done work with tree removal before. I have been offered a job by a family friend to clear a property for them. It is a 2.5 acre property that is covered (think 3/4) with pine trees. They are purchasing the property as a vacant lot with the intention of clearing it and building a 4000sqft house on the land. To accommodate that, they want almost all of the trees cleared (not all but for simplicity we'll call it all). The issue is I am not in this business and do not know how to go about pricing the job. I have a crew of 4 guys all who are quite adept at chains work, the main issue I foresee is that we really don't have any heavier equipment (skid steers, chipper etc) so we are probably going to have to either rent or more hopefully borrow (for a fee obviously) equipment from our present employers. I am looking for a rough estimate of pricing for the job.
Here is a picture of the land if it helps.