View Full Version : 8 Acres, What price ?
04-29-2011, 01:47 PM
I had some one contact me to mow 8 acres, i have just mowed residental lots. So my question is what do i need to charge per acre to mow this land ?
04-29-2011, 02:00 PM
I'll ask the questions that are bound to come.
What kind of equipment do you have? There's a big difference between a 21" walk behind and a 72" Dixie Chopper.
What does the land look like? Is it flat with no trees? Is it hilly covered with trees every 2 feet?
How long is the grass, what kind of grass, etc? 2 foot tall grass is not as easy to mow as grass that was cut last week down to only 2".
04-29-2011, 02:09 PM
i have a kubota zd331 with 60 in cut, this land is flat with very few trees and with two ponds it.
The grass is about 6in tall with quite a bit off tall weeds mixed in.
04-29-2011, 02:33 PM
I'd aim for .65 a square yard if it's flat wide open mowing. But it all depends on (local) economy, competition, obstacles, terrain, degree of difficulty, possible future transactions, price of fuel, etc, etc.............
04-29-2011, 02:43 PM
oops, posted that before I saw your reply. The ponds are going to be the clincher. Without knowing how large or the banks and stuff, I'd probably just round it up to an even $300 if it's flat with minimal trees like you said. That ZD331 will not know the difference between the weeds and the grass.
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