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nails20
02-25-2012, 12:40 PM
Is there any one who may be able to help me give a price per mow on a 4.8 acre athletic Field. Mowing with a 60" deck Exmark zero turn commercial mower..wide open mowing? very little trimming

GMLC
02-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Figure out how long mowing, trimming and travel time are going to take and times it by your hourly rate.
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aaron79mowing
02-25-2012, 07:45 PM
I could knock that out w/ my two 72'' dixies for $200

nails20
02-25-2012, 09:31 PM
can some body give me a reasonable answer? just looking for a little help. i have another big property which is about 7 acres it's a little league complex. but it's a little bit different client.takes me about 5hrs to mow 60" deck (Exmark commercial mower).

White Gardens
02-25-2012, 09:36 PM
can some body give me a reasonable answer? just looking for a little help. i have another big property which is about 7 acres it's a little league complex. but it's a little bit different client.takes me about 5hrs to mow 60" deck (Exmark commercial mower).

If you do that already then why can't you figure out a price for the 5 acre site?

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Glenn Lawn Care
02-25-2012, 10:08 PM
$240 is a good price.
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Puddle of Oil
02-25-2012, 10:18 PM
It's gonna take you around 2 hours if its mostly open area. Knowing that you can now add your hourly rate then tack on a $ amount you want to profit. Good Luck! Bigger lawns can be a huge profit loss if you lack the experience in bidding.

greydog4u2
02-25-2012, 10:53 PM
can some body give me a reasonable answer? just looking for a little help. i have another big property which is about 7 acres it's a little league complex. but it's a little bit different client.takes me about 5hrs to mow 60" deck (Exmark commercial mower).

Seems to me at 60 per hour you will make out

grassmasterswilson
02-26-2012, 03:21 PM
So you cut a 5 acre complex already and can't figure out what another 7 acres will take?

There are two ways to figure it. 1- take te price for the 5 acre complex divide by 5 and the multiply by 7. Should give u the price.

Or

Take the time it takes to do the 5 acre complex divide by 5. That will give you what you an mow in and hour. Then do the math to figure the 7 acre place

Prices vary tremendously on this site. You will find a range per acre of $20-200 per acre if you search.
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Dr.NewEarth
02-26-2012, 05:23 PM
I have a chart that claims it takes .91 hours per acre with a 60 inch mower.


Go Canucks Go

nails20
02-27-2012, 01:10 AM
i thank every one who helped give me an idea! and to the ones who think i am an idiot.
but my other place i had to take a hit from them to keep the contract for another two years.and i also included a lawn app, so trying to price this 5 acre open site and compare it to the ball fields is not comparing apples to apples per say. Plus I due have a college education, it was a while age but i do have a business degree, believe it or not.