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Old 03-12-2006, 07:00 PM
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what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:03 PM
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you need to figure your time.....its all about recovering your time.

Figure your time and then multiply by your hrly rate,

That rate must include overhead....etc.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:04 PM
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what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:05 PM
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what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees.
me ? 90.00
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:04 PM
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3 acres

3 acres commercial would be 125 period but i know some low baller will come in at 70-80 dollar range ,, see ya george
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:30 PM
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what would be a good price to charge for about 3 acres of mowing a commercial lot with 2 small trees

First off, you should be charging close to $60/hour for labor if the guy is a top notch worker and close to or more than $40/hour for your expensive equipment. Now figure out how long it will take you to do the job. Is it flat land, is there mud, etc. How hard is it for someone to get to the property? How tall is the grass? How often are they going to let you mow it? Are they willing to commit to contract for the year? How much time from the time he called you did he want it mowed? Did you have to give up a holiday? What are the chances someone else will be offered the job. Did they go down the entire list in the yellow pages looking for the cheapest price? How nice does the guy want it to look? Is there paper all mixed in the grass? Does he care if you leave the chopped up paper laying? All these things need to be taken into account. To just mow and go with no further relation, I would probably charge $125 minimum.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:17 PM
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you need to figure your time.....its all about recovering your time.

Figure your time and then multiply by your hrly rate,

That rate must include overhead....etc.
good point about including overhead. that is a mistake many make when they first start out.you must think beyond your personal hours worth and factor in how much your operation is worth per hour.keep you and your business separate
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:20 AM
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I'd be able too cut it at $25 per acre with a 21"
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:38 AM
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It depends on your market, your labor cost, your needed profit margin, etc. You need to determine what it's worth to YOU based on YOUR costs.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:40 AM
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There was another thread just like this. His price was $550, that seems about right.
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