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31bro
04-12-2007, 08:14 PM
What do I need to charge for 82,000 sq. ft., blanket spraying herbicide and fertilizing? Thanks for your replys.

Turf Troll
04-12-2007, 08:19 PM
What is the cost of the materials,
All liquid or liquid and granular'
Walking or riding

31bro
04-12-2007, 08:22 PM
walking fert granular and riding liquid spraying, cost is about 75 for fert and about 30 for herbicide and yes I am licensed

indyturf
04-12-2007, 08:36 PM
$250-$300........

teeca
04-12-2007, 09:07 PM
thats less then 2 acres, mix fert and weed control togather as a liquid app and do it all in one pass, should take a little over an hour if you walk it, riding less then 30mins. $300 would be good profit.

Turf Troll
04-12-2007, 09:08 PM
fert granular pushing a spreader close to two acres fairly level, how long would that take,how many times back to the truck to reload, 80lb or 150lb spreader, I'll still push a spreader on a small lawn but anything half acre or more I do with perma green, I would think close to 45 minutes to an hour to push a spreader close to two acres. Twenty minutes to spray.

A 50 lb bag of fert(mesa) cost between $17 to $23 does 10k to 12k -plain scu which I don't use $9 so my cost would be a lot higher for fert, broadleaf herbicide maybe $5,
if did everything with riding I would be close to $300 to $325 (with mesa)
Lest expensive fert and herbicide $227

MStine315
04-12-2007, 10:46 PM
With a Permagreen or Turf Tracker, very generally speaking, $220.00, with variances for difficulty of terrain, drive time, products spec'd., etc... Walking the fert.? $300.00 or maybe a little less.

indyturf
04-12-2007, 10:59 PM
With a Permagreen or Turf Tracker, very generally speaking, $220.00, with variances for difficulty of terrain, drive time, products spec'd., etc... Walking the fert.? $300.00 or maybe a little less.

Why would you want to charge less if you have a riding spreader/sprayer? I know I didn't spend 6k so I could charge less!

maxkicker
04-12-2007, 11:09 PM
Why would you want to charge less if you have a riding spreader/sprayer? I know I didn't spend 6k so I could charge less!

damb straight

MStine315
04-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Why would you want to charge less if you have a riding spreader/sprayer? I know I didn't spend 6k so I could charge less!

Because you get done faster, and are less tired, so you can do more jobs per day, and make more money/profit. I understand the arguement, but I don't agree with it. If I have to pull hose or push a spreader, it costs the customer more. I call it a "hassle factor."

Grandview
04-14-2007, 09:56 PM
I am with Indy. Yes I did buy a Permagreen to do things faster and make more money. Why charge less if you can still charge the same and make more. I try and charge what the market will bear. Most of my customers are willing to pay a little more for my quality service. I think the Permagreen does a better job than walking.

teeca
04-14-2007, 10:08 PM
i don't know, i like the idea of doing less and charging more.. otherwise what makes you any different from TG or scotts? yah they have a high turn over, but they still make more then you could ever dream of makeing. and no i'm not with any of those rip off's or on their side!

turf hokie
04-15-2007, 03:45 PM
I would be higher than any of the prices quoted whether I was walking or riding.

I am with Indy. I bought a machine so I would not be dead tired at the end of the day and so I could get more done in a day. Why am I going to discount a service b/c I can get done faster? The customer is getting the same fert and weed control, which is the same service with or without the machine. The money you save in labor is spent on the machine.....charge the same.

MStine315
04-16-2007, 08:02 PM
OK, I know what everyone is saying. Would it make you feel better if I say I don't charge less for riding, but rather more for hand spraying.

Chunkster27
04-16-2007, 08:07 PM
can't we all just get along? *trucewhiteflag*

M.C.L.C.
04-17-2007, 05:48 PM
walking fert granular and riding liquid spraying, cost is about 75 for fert and about 30 for herbicide and yes I am licensed

wow, that is insane! 105.00 for 82,000sqft! did u figure that right?

americanlawn
04-17-2007, 07:27 PM
82,000 square feet (if it's relativrely easy) = $3.25 per 1000 square feet here.

Depends on difficulty factor/+ machine used.

Grassworks Inc.
04-17-2007, 07:37 PM
TurfTroll, how do you figure $5.00 worth of herbicide on close to 2 acres? Any chance I'm finding your frisbees on my lawns?