Does anyone know the going rate (by job or hourly) for hiring a bulldozer in East Tennessee? I know a lot depends on the property (this is level to sloping). My sister is trying to find someone to bulldoze a homesite for her in the small town of Maynardville (the property is only 1/2 acre). The one quote they got was $5,000. I think that is excessive as we only paid $500 in another part of east TN (less sloping) for 2 acres. Of course both my properties were done more than 5 years ago. Plus, the bulldozer guy told her that he had to pay some kids $6 - $7 and hour to clear the brush before bulldozing..... does that sound right? We didn't have anyone clear brush for either of the properties we had dozed. (BTW, this property is in a "resort" area of Norris Lake and I guess they assume you have money if you own any of the properties - which isn't the case here).