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Cheeta
02-01-2012, 08:24 PM
hELP! New in the business , looking at my first commercial Bid, and need some advice on pricing it! The property is just over 3 acres semi level very little obstacles ( no trees,beds , bushes ) . Guessing about an hour triming , I will be doing this by myself. I will be using a toro grandstand 48 inch . I would really like to get this property but really not sure how to bid it. Don't want to get rich on this bid but, don't want to leave money on the table. Any comments are appriciated !

CUSTOMLAWN10
02-01-2012, 08:35 PM
I cut all my accounts with a Wright 52" Stander and it sounds like a pretty simple wide open cut. Your manual should or experiance should tell you how many acres you can cut in an hour. So, what is your hourly rate? What I do is use the manual recomendations, figure a percentage increase for difficulty, and use past experiance. Remember there will alway be low ballers so someone out there will do it for $25 per acre so sell quality. You should be somewhere between $40-$50 per acre based on difficulty. I hope this helps.

OneLineAtATime
02-01-2012, 08:46 PM
$150 is on the high end $115 fair, $95 should close the deal

Cheeta
02-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Hey , well I'm certainly in the ballpark with that said! And I really need someone else opinion thanks

orangemower
02-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Oh I'd say $150-$400 depending on the time of day.

WildLake
02-03-2012, 01:27 PM
I would probably charge 90-100. It could go for less. We're in an upscale area and do lot of HOAs and its tough to get good money. 3ac residential would be 125+ with emphasis on the +

Mikegyver
02-03-2012, 01:56 PM
$25 is the going rate.