View Full Version : What would you bid??

03-03-2004, 06:49 PM
OK guys lets play the bid game. I've already added up and know what I'm going to bid, but lets see what some of my peers would bid?

#1 Mowing - Approx. 1.6 acres finish mowing 32 times a year
all flat about 10 islands
Approx. 4 acres brush hog mowing 3 times a year
about 1.5 acres is a hill, rest flat
Approx. 139134 linear ft. trimming

#2 Fert. - Approx. 1.6 acres
1- Pre-emerg. plus fert.
2- Post emerg. plus fert.
3- Post emerg. plus fall fert.

#3 Mulch - Approx 90 yards of mulch 1 time a year

#4 Weeding beds 1 time a year 13858 sq. ft.

OK guys lets see what you come up with. Thanks for playing.

03-03-2004, 07:03 PM
mowing $2560 fert $700 mulch $3600 brush hog/trimming $1300
weeding beds 1 time i would have to see what is all in them

03-03-2004, 07:58 PM
JKOOPERS, everything is new so there aren't any weeds in them yet. Thanks for your reply. Thats a little lower than what I'm going to bid.

03-03-2004, 08:24 PM
Mowing=$3100 (I'm including trimming in this as I assume you would trim each time you mow)
Brush Hog=$1200

Grand total I come up with is $11,050

03-03-2004, 08:26 PM
Oops, I forgot to put in weeding the beds.

Bed Weeding=$3000 (depending on how bad it is)

New grand total=$14,050

03-04-2004, 01:42 AM
Mulch... $4,800
Bush Hog...$1,440
Trimming (26 MILES???) $45 per hour x13 hrs = $585 per
Weeding....$45 per hour

03-04-2004, 02:02 AM
Hey J Koopers busy this year cause at your whopping $40.00 per yard mulching i have lots of jobs for ya?

03-04-2004, 03:40 AM
not yet, i hate mulch. the going rate here is like 30- 35 a yard . anything over 20 yards and i will sub it out to a mulch blower. plus i only pay $8-10 a yard for mulch.

03-04-2004, 11:08 AM
Alright thanks for your replies guys. Here is my bid.

Mowing and trimming $4000

Bush hog $960

Fertilizer $624

Mulch $4500

Weeding beds $500

Grand total $10584
Again thanks for your replies

03-04-2004, 11:59 AM
Mowing and trimming $ 5440.00
Bush Hogging $ 1100.00
Fertilizer pkg $ 787.00
Mulch 90yds @65.25 $5872.50
Weeding $ 1000.00

$ 14199.50 Total