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SKAT LAWN
06-19-2006, 11:19 PM
what would you charge per acre cut for 12-20 acre job that can be mowed instead of bush hogged? thanks

Ramairfreak98ss
06-20-2006, 10:54 AM
what would you charge per acre cut for 12-20 acre job that can be mowed instead of bush hogged? thanks

lol cut weekly at least $30-40 depeding on area.
$360 for 12 acres $600 for 20 acres, thats at $30per acre. 20 acres could take one-2 guys all day long.

Meg-Mo
06-20-2006, 11:03 AM
We would price from $25 to $40 per acre. With 92" cut you can make some good money.

topsites
06-20-2006, 02:05 PM
what would you charge per acre cut for 12-20 acre job that can be mowed instead of bush hogged? thanks

If it's something that usually GOT bush hogged in the past, you might want to think twice about going out there with a mower cutting dang horse pasture. It can be done but it's usually pretty rough going (hence, slow motion). Not only do tractors have way bigger tires so it's a smoother ride but they may have left some ruts that will drive your blades into the dirt every time you hit one.

But if you got the machine for it, I'd say 360 - 600 myself, you might can go a little lower but that depends how tall the grass is to begin with, it could be considerably more, too.

Flex-Deck
06-20-2006, 08:16 PM
I have a 20 acre - one mile of curbs, lots of trees - $490 - takes me 5 hrs with my mower to mow & trim. When my wife runs the other mower, it is 3 to 3.5 hrs. Obviously that is $10 short of $25 per acre.

David Haggerty
06-20-2006, 08:44 PM
I agree with everyone else on price range. I especially agree with what topsites said about tractor ruts and Ramairfreak about the weekly cuts. Or at least regular cutting. Because of that it'll cost the customer considerably more than bush-hogging. But I have more than a couple of "converts" from bush-hogging.
Good luck with it.

Dave

HudHag
02-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Flex-Deck,
what size mower are you using when you do it by yourself? Are there many hills?

howierd3866
02-09-2010, 07:25 PM
40 acres between 5 and 6 hours include travel time every 2 weeks $350.00...

BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C
02-09-2010, 07:32 PM
40 acres between 5 and 6 hours include travel time every 2 weeks $350.00...

No way,really? 40?

howierd3866
02-09-2010, 07:37 PM
yep..I cheat..15ft batwing

BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C
02-09-2010, 07:43 PM
I would'nt call that cheating..does'nt it cost to run that thing ? I'm thinking maintenance,fuel,time? less then $9 an acre ?

DuallyVette
02-09-2010, 07:55 PM
40 acres between 5 and 6 hours include travel time every 2 weeks $350.00...



If you pay Howierd a days pay, hell throw the truck and tractor in for free!!!

howierd3866
02-09-2010, 08:12 PM
around here its goes from $10 per acre and up. Got the other guys around here using 6 footer for the same price. But this is for one of my reg customer and when I do this one I also do 2 other one the same day smaller but it works out at $890.00 per day and they pay within 2 weeks...This is not trucked in its road driven from job to job