View Full Version : need help with this bid

02-26-2008, 09:14 PM
I have a factory that we are looking to bid on it is about a 15min drive from anything else we mow but to me it is large it is 20acres no bushes light poles or anything to trim around besides the building and the sign for the place the total trimming is about 1500ft around the building the land is flat as can be. I need help with this one any ideas I was thinking $35 an acre but that is 700.00 I want to get in with them they also want it mowed every 5 days no matter if it needs it or not.They want it to be mowed and when they have a meeting they want it mowed the day before even if you cut it monday and the meet is thur you cut it again wed. sounds like a good place to mow for. also have a good size snow contract what would you guys do thanks for your help.

02-26-2008, 09:39 PM
Ahhh I don't know, but I wish all my accounts were that way

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
02-26-2008, 09:49 PM
What equipment would you be using?

02-26-2008, 10:00 PM
we have two 60'' mowers and a three man crew that would do it.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
02-26-2008, 10:12 PM
So say 3 hours to knock it out, if your @ $50 per man hour ($150 per hour) times 3 hours would be $450. Most large acre bids go for around $20-22 per acre. So that could $450 might be a little high.

02-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Just received bid notice today - large area - $18/ acre. Prices here just keep getting lower all the time. Best of luck! No I didn't get the bid, nor want it at that price.

02-26-2008, 10:17 PM
Man, I would love to have an account like this! To answer your question though running 2 60" you should be able to knock out 8 acres an hour (unless you have bahai grass like I have). Since there is not much trimming I'm guessing 3 to 3.5 hours with 2 guys including weedeating. Do you have a parking lot or a large area to blow off? Also figure about 45 minutes of drive time and gas. Man hours are roughly 7 x 60 = 420. Its hard to say because I don't know what your area will pay. Some places would do this for 12 an acre and some would demand 35 per acre. In my area though that 400-425 would be in the ball park unless a lot of weedeating. Good luck! You will get a lot of different answers on this though but every 5 days you might want to cut them a little break. Like I said, would love a shot at an account like this!

Stinchcomb Lawn
02-26-2008, 10:31 PM
I'm thinking 450.00 sounds good !