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Old 06-23-2013, 02:59 PM
hokis hokis is offline
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How much do you charge to cut an acre

What do some of you guys charge to cut a 1/3 acre, 1/4 acre, 1/2 acre, and an acre all with light to medium trimming. I am in the richer part of maryland (baltimore) I can do most of the 1/4 acre lots with a 48" walk behind and be done in 30 min and charge 25-30 bucks. However im not sure how to charge for the acre lots... does $70 sound fair?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:39 PM
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You need to figure out your operating costs. Then add profit and come up with your #.

+ use the search function, there a a bunch of these posts. Just because Joe charges $30.00 doesn't mean you should.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:24 PM
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so the best way to figure out cost would just be add up what every thing cost (on my side) then figure out how much and hour I want?
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:15 PM
GOATMAN GEORGE GOATMAN GEORGE is offline
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so the best way to figure out cost would just be add up what every thing cost (on my side) then figure out how much and hour I want?
Yes, add up all costs (include labor as a cost) then you can divide it into an hourly rate and come up with your cost per hour.

It is a good idea to have knowledge of your local market pricing to make sure you are competitive, but like I said before, just because Joe bid a lawn for $25.00 doesn't mean you should match his price.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:30 PM
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Ad up your costs then determine how much you would like to make on that yard, while trying to stay competitive. Guys around here charge 75-100 for an acre depending on trimming. If you can mow it for 70 and still make a profit then your gtg. Always make a profit or just don't mow it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:52 PM
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Quarter acre $30-35 + sales tax.

Half $40, three quarter $50, One acre $60 + sales tax.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:11 PM
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Quarter acre $30-35 + sales tax.

Half $40, three quarter $50, One acre $60 + sales tax.
Those prices are very, very low IMO.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:06 PM
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Those prices are very, very low IMO.
So what are your prices?

All I know is that I was never getting the above half acre property's last year. So i had to adjust my pricing.

It has improved my success.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:42 PM
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Ah the eternal question. One I have been looking for the answer to for a bit now. It seems that the $1 a minute formula might work out well, but research the area first.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:11 PM
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Quarter acre $30-35 + sales tax.

Half $40, three quarter $50, One acre $60 + sales tax.


So would I be in the ball park to say

1/4 - 30-40
1/2 - 45-55
3/4 - 55-65
1 acre - 70-90

all involving light to medium trimming?
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