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Old 10-18-2012, 08:18 PM
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28 Acres...no clue where to start!

So my mom's work (private school) is aquiring a lot that is 28 acres. On this 28 acres is magnolia trees bordering the roads, a barn, a house, pool house, pool, fences, and lots of grass.

I am wanting to give a proposal to get it all cleaned up and then a bi weekly maint. on the property. I only have a walker right now so if I did aquire the job I would most likely buy a 60 or 72" Exmark with the 38hp Kohler. I just don't know where to start at for pricing?

I will get some pics up tomorrow as I looked at it tonight and was too dark for detailed pictures.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:24 PM
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Guys around here, me included get about $65 an acre. So that's about $1600 a week or biweekly. That's a good chunk of change if you can do it in say 2 days. And definitely get a 72", that extra foot will save you big time...
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:25 PM
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What I would do is figure out how much you need to make an hour. From that figure how many acres you can mow in an hour given your equipment/equipment you will buy. If you have to trim be sure to include that in price on top of you per hour mowing. If you plan on buying new equipment and having some one using your walk behind be sure to include their wage. hope this helps
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:37 PM
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None of it will be done with a walk behind. It's almost like pastures. some of it is flat, some of it is hilly. Pics will come tomorrow just to give everyone an idea of what it actually is.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:42 PM
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Buy a used 72" ZTR. Don't get in over your head for 1 account and be toast if you lose it.....and will you have to bid it or do you have the thing on lockdown due to your family connection.

On 26 acres, you can't charge normal mowing fee of $65 an hour.....that's tractor/brush hog acreage.

Most likely I would imagine the school would bid something like this out?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:48 PM
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Around here we get $65 an acre for mowing, no matter how big or small
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:43 AM
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Around here we get $65 an acre for mowing, no matter how big or small

Around here the first acre is around $50 and each additional acre is around $25 to $30.

My own lawn is 2 acres and I guarantee I can get a different crew every day to quote me $75. Not talking low ballers either. Crews with 4 or 5 guys in huge rigs with enclosed trailers and 2 ton dump body trucks.


So lets say on the high side for 28 acres would come out to $860 to $900 to cut 28 acres. Now we are talking 3 60"+ ztr's going and 2 guys trimming. Knock it out quick enough to still have time left to do another small commercial job in a single day.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:19 PM
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Around here the first acre is around $50 and each additional acre is around $25 to $30.
ouch......
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:54 PM
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I do not have this on lockdown and they asked for a proposal. They are unsure if they are going to get a company to maintain it or do it in house. I personally am thinking about $1250 a cut or $2500 a month. That will be me and probably 2 other guys. I figure I can run a nice 60 or 72 ztr and the other guys can do the shrubs/weedeating/blowing/etc.
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I do not have this on lockdown and they asked for a proposal. They are unsure if they are going to get a company to maintain it or do it in house. I personally am thinking about $1250 a cut or $2500 a month. That will be me and probably 2 other guys. I figure I can run a nice 60 or 72 ztr and the other guys can do the shrubs/weedeating/blowing/etc.
I did a 22 acre campground for $1850 a cut and it wasnt worth it. We had 3 Ztrs on it and it took a full day.
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