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r_d337
03-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Hey I am bidding a fenced in private condo area. I already have a figure that I think I will submit, just curious what you guys think it is worth. Here is some info on the property. I am only bidding for mowing, trimming, and blowing. For some reason they don't want edging.

- 10 duplex style condos (so 20 residences in all, but 10 buildings)
- Total square footage of property is 109,350 sq. ft. (that is including the condos and drive etc.
- There is no fenced in yards, each yard is wide open to the next one
- Some areas they are alot of trees and shrubs, but i think for the most part I will be able to get my ZTR in.
- Probably 1/2 of the mowing area has lots of trees and shrubs, the other 1/2 is fairly open.

I will post some pictures hopefully it will help yall out. Ask any questions if you need to

retiredat49
03-27-2008, 08:20 PM
Looks like about a 2 hour job with a ZTR...$100.00 to $120.00 per visit

esparzalandscaping
03-27-2008, 08:23 PM
I'd say something between $150-$200... looks like a lot of work with the string trimmer...

edit: for two hours, i'd be charging $200 at least

georgiagrass
03-27-2008, 08:35 PM
I'd look at it as 10 houses at about $40 per; then discount it by 40% because it's only one stop and there's no edging. Call it $240.

esparzalandscaping
03-27-2008, 08:44 PM
i think $40 for that size lawn is extremely steep... $25-$30 at most... they're all together too.. it would take my crew 1 hour to knock it down with 2 Wright Standers and 1 on trimmer... I'd would do it for $150 - $200

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
03-27-2008, 08:48 PM
2 hours Around $100,once you mow it several times with no edging i can be out of it in 1 hour......

IMAGE
03-27-2008, 08:51 PM
This is s great time for this question...rd377 and everyone else:

Would you mow those yards just one line all the way down, turn around at the end, mow all the way back? Treating it just like one long yard, or would you mow each yard seperate?

h400exinfl
03-27-2008, 08:54 PM
Those look like 20 dollar cuts, but all together it would be cheaper. I'd bid $300 a pop. In the end though, I'd bet you'll be edging.

esparzalandscaping
03-27-2008, 08:58 PM
This is s great time for this question...rd377 and everyone else:

Would you mow those yards just one line all the way down, turn around at the end, mow all the way back? Treating it just like one long yard, or would you mow each yard seperate?


i would go around the entire perimeter twice and then make my stripes... i'd alternate my angle every week.

r_d337
03-27-2008, 09:04 PM
Around here there is very little competition and the economy is hot. I price most of my residentials that are approx 6-9000 sq. ft. at $40 / cut.
Each of these condos are approx. the size of an average residential lot, so I was thinking of pricing them at $30 / cut, being they were all together.

As far as the question "what would be the best way to mow a property like this" Long passes through each yard or one yard at a time. I would say if the landscape allows, it would be best to do long passes through the yard. It would double my time if I had to make sure I was doing one yard at a time.

sandman23
03-27-2008, 09:28 PM
I would have to go with $300 per visit. Better to over bid a little than to under bid and be stuck mowing for nothing.

mowerbrad
03-27-2008, 09:34 PM
I think $200 is a pretty solid estimate. You should be able to get it done in reasonable time using a ZTR.

lawnwizards
03-27-2008, 09:48 PM
i'd say about 15 bucks a lot. should be able to knock it out in around 1 hour. 150 total.

so, what did you bid?

AWR
03-27-2008, 10:37 PM
Min Of 30 A House, Than Cut Them A Brake For It Being One Stop $275

lawnwizards
03-27-2008, 11:08 PM
Min Of 30 A House, Than Cut Them A Brake For It Being One Stop $275
dream on buddy. you gonna change their brakes for 275?

Juan_Deere
03-27-2008, 11:11 PM
Those properties have obviously been edged in the past. I am willing to bet they are trying to include edging in their "trimming" price.

r_d337
03-27-2008, 11:29 PM
Thanx for all your responses. They have been helpful. I think this place might be a bit bigger then you guys think. Keep in mind there are 10 buildings (20 garages) the first picture I have looking down the street. There is another row of condos behind me. And there is a fair amount of trees. I think I am going to bid the job $30 / building, so a total of about $300 / cut. Keep in mind Western Canada's economy is alot better then the rest of Canada and the U.S right now. So prices for everything are high.

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 11:40 PM
200-250 each time is what I would do.

IMAGE
03-28-2008, 12:28 AM
good luck man, looks like a nice place to get.:drinkup:

02DURAMAX
03-28-2008, 01:21 AM
i'd say $225-$250 a cut..

ed2hess
03-28-2008, 07:42 PM
I would be curious what one of those would sell for? Kinda strange that the street is real wide and drives so short that guys truck hangs out into the street.

JJS
03-28-2008, 09:08 PM
240.00, quick cut , one stop....

SoloSulkySurfer
03-28-2008, 11:10 PM
I would do it for $175-$250. But by all means do what your economy can support.

MJS
03-28-2008, 11:18 PM
I would go around $200 - but yeah, make sure you don't overbid.

KS_Grasscutter
03-28-2008, 11:24 PM
I'd rather not get it at all than get it for anything less than about $250 per cut.

Jason Rose
03-28-2008, 11:39 PM
Good night guys... I'd bid that at $150 to $175, per week and be in and out of there in around 2 hours. that's WAY over $1 per minute. what more do you want?

I have 2 HOA's I do now that are MUCH larger than that in lawn area, I'm making $1 a minute (or better) In and out in 3 hours or less.

MOW ED
03-29-2008, 08:08 AM
[QUOTE=r_d337;2235571] I think I am going to bid the job $30 / building, so a total of about $300 / cut. QUOTE]

I know thats $300.00 for you but most of us guys down below the line would have to charge $305.43 per cut.
:canadaflag::laugh::usflag:

That exchange rate is keeping us Yankees down!:waving:

johnnybravo8802
04-25-2008, 09:51 PM
This is the problem with the green industry-no consistency. I'm hearing from $100-$300/cut. It sounds like nobody has a clue what to charge. Has anyone considered the amount of blowing? I've mowed an apartment complex and there's more blowing than mowing. Each front and back porch has a welcome mat and everytime you blow, you have to flip the mats back over which takes time. If every resident has two mats, that's 40 mats. There are always cars on the street and cars in the drive+toys in the yard. All of you are assuming that everything will be wide open. There's a lot to consider. Nothing is ever textbook.;)

Ramairfreak98ss
04-25-2008, 10:38 PM
I'd say something between $150-$200... looks like a lot of work with the string trimmer...

edit: for two hours, i'd be charging $200 at least

yeah me too, we can cut multiple 1+ acre properties in an hour at $40+ each, for $100 for two hours worth ?

So the overall place is 2.5~ acres? Id say with the trimming etc your around $150ish. Two guys can knock that out in an hour to hour and a half at most.

subzero
04-25-2008, 10:52 PM
R D 337

where in western Canada are you , I'm in Alberta , Bonnyville

prizeprop
04-25-2008, 11:08 PM
Thats the problem why not many guys make great money,There's a reason you would get that account done so quick.Its that $7,000 machine.What would your prices be if you had to cut it with a 21" mower? I know you would never get a job.Everybody does it, they share there investment with the customer.

Eclipse
04-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Thats the problem why not many guys make great money,There's a reason you would get that account done so quick.Its that $7,000 machine.What would your prices be if you had to cut it with a 21" mower? I know you would never get a job.Everybody does it, they share there investment with the customer.

I am trying to follow what you are trying to say. What is the reason why not many guys make great money? Because we have expensive equipment?

Edwardsville,IL.PLS
04-25-2008, 11:25 PM
What are you serious $100.00 for 2 hr. of work+ all the trimming??? Easily $250.00-$300.00 around here & there's alot of competition in this area...

J.A.G LAWNCARE
04-26-2008, 03:03 PM
no way 2 know by looking at pics for a price .....