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willietd2
10-17-2007, 06:57 PM
I have a client who has 150,000 sq.ft. he wants aerated. now i charge $15.00 per 1000 and i ran the numbers on this and wow. my ? is how much of a price break would you do a lawn of this size for? thanks,willie

mkroher
10-17-2007, 07:46 PM
$1000 bucks. what's wrong with that?

willietd2
10-17-2007, 07:52 PM
that comes out to about 6.67 per 1000 . can you make money at that? im not being a smart ars im just asking

jbturf
10-17-2007, 08:11 PM
that would be a nice job for the $$, but highly doubt he'd go for that
price.

If your uncertain, maybe just tell him you will bill him hourly
for the job. then make sure you have an adequate rate for aerating.

i have all my pricing broken down for size, and i incorporate price
breaks for every 20k sq ft.

so for around 150k im at $5.95 per 1k

g/l

mkroher
10-17-2007, 08:11 PM
Well, is it wide open? Lots of corners and trees or beds?

If it's wide open and easy, I can double core aerate it with a tow-behind aerator in a day. I wouldn't mind making $1000 for a single day at one stop.

Up to you, charge him $2250 then.

willietd2
10-17-2007, 08:19 PM
one good thing about it is that its wide open, so i will figure it with that in mind. thank you,willie

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
10-17-2007, 08:27 PM
What are you aerating with? For a lot that size I would use a 5-6 foot 3-point aerator behind a tractor. $500-750 would be my guess w/o seeing the property but I don't think many people will pay this much for aeration.

teeca
10-17-2007, 08:41 PM
what kind of equipment do you have? thats just over 3 acres, not bad on a tractor, but walk behind would take some time. got a 4wheeler? or a friend with one? a tractor? rent a tow behind for a few bucks and take it. i have a kubota with a 8' hawn aerator and could do 3 flat acres in less then an hour. what i have done is find the price for renting per day, charge the customer the rental and how many hr you think it will take based on the width/speed/swath/travel time to and from the job/rental company.

CHARLES CUE
10-17-2007, 08:45 PM
Willietd2
I think at that big it come to a T&M job. Think on how long it will take you how much fuel it will take Make sure you make some money. and think about a pull behind . Thats the way i would do it
My 2 cents Charles Cue

teeca
10-17-2007, 08:47 PM
also, i'd take a look at my scedule, if this is your last job for the year, it sure would be nice to have an extra $1k in the bank before winter sets in?? wouldn't it?? not saying do it for free, but what the hell, $1k is $1 K.. this aint 'lion king' theres no pride on this rock when it comes to making money (at least after the s**tity summer we've had in central indiana.)

willietd2
10-18-2007, 09:24 AM
using a lesco tow behind aerator and a 4wd atv!