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FinerCutslawnCare
04-03-2006, 11:13 PM
Hey guys I was wondering what do you charge for 1/4 acre, 1/2 acre, acre and so on....I just want to start my little buisness out right! Thanks alot guys you have been great:waving:

Flex-Deck
04-03-2006, 11:20 PM
In midwest USA - Iowa - I charge $35 minimum up to one acre - $25-30 per acre after than depending on the property, Trimming etc. We mow 20 acre commercial - 3 hrs. two mowers - JD 495-595, so we are equiped for big deals. You may not be. We can also take these mega wide mowers and do
10K yards in 6-8 minutes and have the trimming basically done. You have to have the right equipment to do the job.

FinerCutslawnCare
04-03-2006, 11:23 PM
so like most residential lawns what does every charge?Thanks buy the way flex deck!

Flex-Deck
04-03-2006, 11:39 PM
Do not want to hog the thread, but I think really that you need a minimum. There are so many small small yards that need a minimum because of load and unload time.

Usually. the 3 minutes it takes us to unload and load is 1/2 the time on a 12K yard, so I have to make at least a 1/5 hr. gross on the mower (Happens to be 100 for mine, and 60 for the wifes (per hr.) That is why we have the $35 minimum.

Usually we have yards within driving the mower to range in areas, so one mower heads one way, and another heads the other, and we meet to reload.

rfed32
04-04-2006, 12:26 AM
anywhere from 25 to 55

daveintoledo
04-04-2006, 09:41 AM
some guys here claim they can get 60-80 per acre, not where im at....35 or 40 seems to be where they top out at, but if you have the ability to do an acre in a half hour or so, thats not too bad i guess..