View Full Version : Price on 836,000 sqft open ground with hills

02-28-2008, 03:20 PM
Anyone got a price idea for 19 acres of open ground and some hills to be mowed weekly. Thanks

02-28-2008, 03:24 PM
I'd bid $475 19 acres at 25 an acre.

02-28-2008, 03:25 PM
What type of mowers do you have?

02-28-2008, 03:45 PM
I currently run a 2 man crew with a 61 inch grasshopper diesel and a 61 inch gravely but i will be running 2 Ferris 3100 with 60 inch decks. Also there is about 8 hours of trimming and edging around the walks, drives, curbs, signs, and other odds and ends

02-28-2008, 04:02 PM
25 an acre seems really low??

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02-28-2008, 04:04 PM
that would go for $28 - $30 an acre around here

02-28-2008, 04:06 PM
30-35 around here.

then just add your man hours per week for the trimming/edging on top of the total acreage price and your set.

02-28-2008, 04:07 PM
thanks for everyones input. It is a large commercial bid and I am not sure i will be able to get it but i am going to give it a shot anyways.

02-28-2008, 04:12 PM
Its really hard to give you an idea without seeing it. It could be as low as 600 or as high as 900 around here.

02-28-2008, 04:15 PM
Just dont under price it. I would rather do less work and make the money on it that I should rather than try to be the largest volume guy around.

02-28-2008, 04:29 PM
i completely agree. I am bidding this so it is completely worth it to me if i win it. I strive for quality not quanity but in a small rural area such as mine I have to take what I can sometimes to make ends meet