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Old 02-06-2006, 10:15 PM
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Field mowing ?

I am placing a bid to mow down some grassy brush around a residential community. The area is mostly flat and open. There is approx 5-6 acres that have small seedlings growing that are in tubes. The tubes are spaced about 6 feet apart. In this area I plan on using walk behind brush hogs. The rest of the area is about 18 arces of grassy brush that I can use a tractor with pull behind field mower. There are also two dry ponds that will need to be cleared of brush and cat tails. They are about 2-3 acres total in size. How much would you charge for this? I am thinking about 96 man hours total plus equipment charges. I was thinking about $5700. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:25 PM
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At the man hours you specified that is only $59.38/hr with out equipment charge. Or are you charging $20/hr and $39/hr for equipment. However you feel compelled to break it down it's still only $59.38/hr. 5-6 Acres with a walk-behind brush hog?
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:30 PM
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Yeah, the 5-6 acres would be with walk behind brush hogs. We will be running 2 of them at a time while 1 guy uses the tractor. Should I charge more? How does $35/man hr $35/equipment hr sound. That would be $6720. This is the largest field mowing job for us, just difficult to figure out how much time to estimate.
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I am thinking about 96 man hours total plus equipment charges. I was thinking about $5700. What do you guys think?
If it is going to take you 96 hours to do the job, then $5700.00 is about right. ..... The bigger question is, why is it going to take you that long ?
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If it is going to take you 96 hours to do the job, then $5700.00 is about right. ..... The bigger question is, why is it going to take you that long ?

I would say by the looks of all those plastic pipes sticking up. I do agree that it can be done in less time then 96 hrs.
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