85 would be about right for an extra sized yard in my neighborhood with lots of trimming. Normal lot around here is 100 X 150. An extra size would be like 150 X 225, or 100 X 300. That could easily be $85, but not 5 acres! I wonder how long he'll last? How much will he make minus gas?
$17 an acre, come on. If i had the land, I could never let someone work for me for that amount. I don't have it in me.