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03-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Hello my KIND fellow Grass Wrestlers...

I have a quick question about what to charge to cut "SIX ACRES" Also included in the price will be Fertilizer applications.

Basically what should I bid/ acre. I am thinking quoting $525/ cut for six acres... Is that too much or too little?

Thank you in advance for looking


03-03-2011, 04:43 PM
well the problem with the more acres you do is the less money you make per acre...for example you can cut four 1/2 acre yards and make $200....which equals 2 acres...if you go out and cut one 2 acre yard you are only gonna get about $125 if your lucky...if i was gonna cut 6 acres i would bid $400...but that's not counting fertilizer...maybe $500 would be about right....prices vary depending on where you live and what people are willing to pay

Painting Stripes 11
03-04-2011, 01:46 AM
i agree with kilgoja i have a 2.5 to 3 acreage that i charge only 120 on acreages there easy just paint lines all day. Usually on acreages i go for 45 to 50 an acre that should be a good price. all u do is mow and go its not like u would be bagging

03-04-2011, 02:07 AM
For me mowing would be around $300-450, depending on ease. Fertilizing would be around $550 per app., based on 6 apps.

Painting Stripes 11
03-04-2011, 12:35 PM
For me mowing would be around $300-450, depending on ease. Fertilizing would be around $550 per app., based on 6 apps.
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Painting Stripes 11
03-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Realistically no one well I guess in nebraska would pay 300-450 for a 2 to 2.5 acreage every 2weeks just to mow it, that seems ridiculous.
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03-04-2011, 01:12 PM
$1 per min or $60 per hour works for me. 2 acre yard is average for me with some light trimming around a house maybe a few small flower gardens and a tree or two only takes me about an hour.....$60 all day long, But I'm mowing with a 61" or 72" machine. For six acres in this neck of the woods $200 max at best not counting fertilizer applications.

Your prices have to be dictated by your area and your costs to operate. $500 plus may be right if your using a push mower, or your located in a wealthy area.

03-04-2011, 01:16 PM
If it were me i would only charge $270 depending on the condition. i think you will scare the hell out of someone with a bid of $500. If it takes you no more then thirty minutes an acre than its worth it.

03-04-2011, 03:22 PM
I'm going to assume it's relatively open field.

That being said I think $220 or so is a fair price. I have one 3 acre open property with minimal trimming and it takes me about an hour and a half with a 61 inch stander.

If you can get $500+ more power to you. But in my market that would never stand since it would be over $150 per hour.

Now obviously if there is a significant amount of trimming this all changes.

03-04-2011, 03:29 PM
$25 thats the going rate

03-04-2011, 03:54 PM
need more info. is it 6 acres of open ground or is it 6 acres with 25 duplexes, driveways, patios, etc

I'd charge very different for each one

03-04-2011, 03:55 PM
The OP said 6 acres. If it's an open field, than I think around $240 is a fair price. But I figured he was talking about a residence with trimming and such.

03-04-2011, 05:16 PM
Trimming will be a big factor in your bid. If your simply going to be sitting/standing the whole time u may make a little less per acre but you will also be saving time/money by doing 6 acres at one location. no windshield time

03-04-2011, 05:30 PM
$25 thats the going rate

BOOO!!! :hammerhead: