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houssien
03-12-2006, 08:00 PM
what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees

Con167Bed
03-12-2006, 08:03 PM
you need to figure your time.....its all about recovering your time.

Figure your time and then multiply by your hrly rate,

That rate must include overhead....etc.

houssien
03-12-2006, 08:04 PM
what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees.

befnme
03-12-2006, 08:05 PM
what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees.

me ? 90.00

baddboygeorge
03-12-2006, 11:04 PM
3 acres commercial would be 125 period but i know some low baller will come in at 70-80 dollar range ,, see ya george

snnoopy
03-12-2006, 11:30 PM
what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees


First off, you should be charging close to $60/hour for labor if the guy is a top notch worker and close to or more than $40/hour for your expensive equipment. Now figure out how long it will take you to do the job. Is it flat land, is there mud, etc. How hard is it for someone to get to the property? How tall is the grass? How often are they going to let you mow it? Are they willing to commit to contract for the year? How much time from the time he called you did he want it mowed? Did you have to give up a holiday? What are the chances someone else will be offered the job. Did they go down the entire list in the yellow pages looking for the cheapest price? How nice does the guy want it to look? Is there paper all mixed in the grass? Does he care if you leave the chopped up paper laying? All these things need to be taken into account. To just mow and go with no further relation, I would probably charge $125 minimum.

garth1967
03-13-2006, 12:17 AM
you need to figure your time.....its all about recovering your time.

Figure your time and then multiply by your hrly rate,

That rate must include overhead....etc.

good point about including overhead. that is a mistake many make when they first start out.you must think beyond your personal hours worth and factor in how much your operation is worth per hour.keep you and your business separate

Fantasy Lawns
03-13-2006, 02:20 AM
I'd be able too cut it at $25 per acre with a 21"

jschu13
03-13-2006, 10:38 AM
It depends on your market, your labor cost, your needed profit margin, etc. You need to determine what it's worth to YOU based on YOUR costs.

lawnman_scott
03-13-2006, 11:40 AM
There was another thread just like this. His price was $550, that seems about right.

houssien
03-13-2006, 09:47 PM
this company used to pay 225 a week and i offered them 140 to do it but the landscaper that does it is the is a freind of the company owner and he doesnt want to cancel him !!!

FIREMAN Q
03-13-2006, 09:52 PM
this may be a little off topic but how lond does it take to cut an acre?? I know it would depend on epuipment but lets say a 48" walk behind and/or a 60 ztr. this would help determine the hours needed to charge.

work_it
03-13-2006, 09:52 PM
3 acres commercial would be 125 period but i know some low baller will come in at 70-80 dollar range ,, see ya george
That's why I stay away from commercial. I wouldn't even consider it for less than $150, and that's if there's a minimal amount of trimming.

houssien
03-13-2006, 10:00 PM
it would take me about 2 or 2.5 hours with trimming.

T-Trim
03-13-2006, 10:54 PM
Sounds like a price check to me.