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grnbld
11-10-2007, 11:36 PM
16 acres to mow at $60 an acre. Do you think this high or low? Area is flat and open.

Turf Professionals Inc.
11-11-2007, 12:06 AM
I did something similar to this recently. I had to mow 22 acres with line trimming around some school buildings. The way I priced it, I know that I can mow blow and go one acre in about 1 hour. Therefore I charged 22 X $50 per hour (my current hourly rate). It was a days work with both of my mowers going wide open all day long. It yielded a GREAT return for us.

rodfather
11-11-2007, 06:24 AM
High for that amount of property, good for you though. :clapping:

ncls
11-11-2007, 09:42 AM
16 acres to mow at $60 an acre. Do you think this high or low? Area is flat and open.


I think you will lose the bid to someone with a 60" rider who will do it for 300.00.

Runner
11-11-2007, 10:43 AM
Unfortunately,....that's about the truth.

dcondon
11-11-2007, 11:13 AM
In this area you may get a 1/4 of that per acre.

haybaler
11-11-2007, 11:32 AM
60 an acre for bush hog mowing not lawn mowing, more like $40

EJD Lawnpride
11-11-2007, 11:34 AM
That would go for $45/acre around here

lifetree
11-11-2007, 12:05 PM
High for that amount of property, good for you though. :clapping:

I'm thinking that sounds high too !! Just be careful not ot overprice yourself so that you lose the job.

sildoc
11-11-2007, 12:11 PM
16 acres to mow at $60 an acre. Do you think this high or low? Area is flat and open.

Flat and open? how much trimming? that is the big factor. does it have to be bagged? or can you let it fly.
I would bid 30-35 an acre pending how open and how much trimming. Using a 72"z that would be roughly 4 hrs worth of work pending weather so make it an even 5 hrs. thats 480 per mow at 10 hrs you are averaging 48 an hr.

With a 52" z we mow 3 acres in about 45 min and another 15-25 trim and blow. we get 95 a cut. However we have another that is 2.5 and takes 3 man hours on average and only get 120 per mow.

EagleLandscape
11-11-2007, 05:50 PM
move to texas. you can almost get 100 an acre here:)

sildoc
11-11-2007, 05:55 PM
move to texas. you can almost get 100 an acre here:)

Yeah here to but not all at once. I can cut 5 3500 sqft lawns in an hour at 25 a piece. but we are talking acreage all together here and is billed differently.
To tell you the truth I would rather have 5 large properties a day than 20 small. Less fuel through the truck and less windshield time. = more profit.

rodfather
11-12-2007, 05:40 AM
move to texas. you can almost get 100 an acre here:)

Where, the J.R. Ewing ranch? :laugh:

juspayme
11-14-2007, 02:54 AM
talk to the cotact fell him out<see if ur too high< in the ballpark

JJS
11-14-2007, 10:22 PM
50 GOOD, LIKE THEY SAID ALSO DEPENDS IF YOU BAG IS IT FLAT AND SO ON....forget about losing it to somebody else, get what you feel is worth it,can't stand cheap people, i'm exper. and good at what i do, i'll filter through the cheap, and keep the ones that want a good job and trust my billing

Daner
11-18-2007, 03:39 PM
For that size of lot You priced It right on the money...$50 CD, P/A

silverstreakinc
11-19-2007, 04:09 AM
i was told once that if your making under a dollar a minute its not worth it so price it in comarison to your time

humble1
11-19-2007, 07:32 PM
better to price it high and not get it than to price it low get it and hate it.

You could put your efforts else where, if you get 60 per hour doing the residential why not go after more residential than to get a big commercial and get 35 per hour/acre as some may suggest.?
You dont want to get every job, only the ones you will make money at---

WHITESLAWNCARE
01-27-2008, 11:16 AM
I'd rather let my maintenance trailer sit in my yard then do a job for less then its worth price on what there willing to pay and how much u need to make to cover expenses and revenue for the business, communication with the customer is key find out exactly what they want then give it to them :cool2: