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Pflat1
04-10-2008, 08:27 AM
I tried to search but it comes up " Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted "

Whats a price range per 1000 sq ft for spreading dry fertilizer with a broadcast spreader?

Thx

mngrassguy
04-10-2008, 11:45 AM
That would depend on brand, type, rate, ect

Pflat1
04-10-2008, 04:25 PM
the best brand , the best type and the highest rate :) come on I said "price range"


It's a 4 stage by Agway , every 8 weeks , 1 spring ,2 in the summer and 1 fall.

Pflat1
04-10-2008, 06:16 PM
this guy has 38,000 sq feet roughly but yes its right , 38,000 . He's got a big freakin house on a cul de sac and bought an extra lot next to it in a real nice plan (house' start at $500,000 +) . Not subtracting for the house and pool ect, the lot is 1.02 acre and the extra lot is 10,000 sq ft , got that off of a county web site. Attached a pic with outline from Google

He's payin me $165 a week to mow, edge an blow :) .

This isnt organis just reg.
He said he wants a 4 stage plan and wants the good stuff . Found a 4 stage by Agway (which is 10 mins from my house) , 1 spring , 2 summer and 1 fall. I have to check again but Im pretty sure the Agway worker said a bag covers 15,000 sq and is $145.00 a bag , that sound right to u or high?

Thx

causalitist
04-10-2008, 06:39 PM
$15-$30 per 50lb bag covering 10k sqrft - 15k sqrft

$15/10k = $1.50/per thousand sqrft

$15/15k = $1.00/per thousand sqrft

$30/10 = $3.00/per thousand sqrft

$30/15 = $2.00/per thousand sqrft

brings us to $1-$3 per thousand sqrft.

for regular old 40% extended release fert i'd say $1 - $2.25

plus labor if applicable
plus gas to drive to account, maybe $1- $3
plus advertising
plus speader life divided by the amount of K sqrft you treat per year... then the speader cost divided by all of that. etc etc.

Pflat1
04-10-2008, 07:43 PM
The more I think about it I think its $145 for the total 4 stage process ,
4 bags at around $36 a bag

LushGreenLawn
04-10-2008, 08:20 PM
Is this going to be your only customer? If so its going to cost you more every year to maintain your applicators license than you will make on this customer.

mngrassguy
04-11-2008, 12:31 AM
Do you need a license in Pa to apply fert?

JShe8918
04-11-2008, 01:38 AM
So according to the above post does this sound accurate or am i too high... A lawn that is 13,000 sq ft the bag cost you 30. Then apply your labor, 25. 1.25 for gas. 3 for insurance, and 2 for equipment replacement. Total $64.25 Then a company profit of 35%. $86.75 Would be the price. I feel that is high. Shouldn't i be more like 65 dollars or so?.... Thanks

Pflat1
04-11-2008, 08:43 AM
Y r u jumpin the thread?

This threads about "price per 1000's" not if ur to high.

Start ur own thread

JShe8918
04-11-2008, 11:00 AM
No.... no..... I am was trying to create a real world example using the formula from casualitist (above post). None of the lawns around here are under 30,000 sq ft. Just seeing if what he said was correct. If so then it would mean roughly $5.75 per square foot. The larger the yard the less per square foot. That already includes your profit insurance equipment replacement and everything. But that seems unreasonable.

Pflat1
04-11-2008, 11:04 AM
Sorry , I understand now

causalitist
04-11-2008, 01:35 PM
So according to the above post does this sound accurate or am i too high... A lawn that is 13,000 sq ft the bag cost you 30. Then apply your labor, 25. 1.25 for gas. 3 for insurance, and 2 for equipment replacement. Total $64.25 Then a company profit of 35%. $86.75 Would be the price. I feel that is high. Shouldn't i be more like 65 dollars or so?.... Thanks

around here 13 M2 goes for $58.75 - $77.40 depending on the company.
ive looked at 3 big companies price sheets, for some they profit the same for a 10k or a 30k , they just tack on materials.

other says $40 for fert and spray for anything under 10M (cheap!)

the 3rd (2 million revenue/yr) charge $14/M UP TO 2.5M, $9/M UP TO 5M, $6.50/M UP TO 10M , $4.68/M up to 20M

$30/bag is a crapload. you can get really good 50% scu high iron fert for alot less

LushGreenLawn
04-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Do you need a license in Pa to apply fert?

You need a license to apply fert that contains pesticides in it, in every state in the U.S. He specified a 4 step program from agway, which contains pesticides in 3 of the 4 steps.