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Old 06-15-2007, 04:36 PM
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whats your opinion on this???

I ran into a friend of mine and he says he charges only 75-80 dollars to mow a acre lot residential or commercial, I think that is way to low, I charge bettween 115 -145 for a acre, what are your opinions I think he is to low, we both work-out of st. louis. heres what I usualy charge. I charge more in some of my wealthy areas.

1,000-3 $32.00
4,000 $32.00
4,500 $32.00
5,000 $32.00
5,500 $32.00
6,000 $32.00
6,500 $32.00
7,000 $32.00
7,500 $32.00
8,000 $35.00
8,500 $36.00
9,000 $36.00
9,500 $36.00
10,000 $39.00
10,500 $39.00
11,000 $39.00
11,500 $39.00
12,000 $41.00
12,500 $41.00
13,000 $42.00
13,500 $42.00
14,000 $44.00
14,500 $44.00
15,000 $44.00
15,500 $44.00
16,000 $46.00
16,500 $46.00
17,000 $46.00
17,500 $46.00
18,000 $48.00
18,500 $48.00
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:52 PM
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It is all relative to the region your in. There is no one price fits all. What the market will handle is what you will get for an acre. I'll say this 115 to 145 per acre...not in Tulsa, OK you wont.
How long does it take you to cut, trim, etc. an acre? Myself about 35 to 45 minutes. JMO
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:54 PM
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I know I wouldn't get 100 plus for mowing/trimming an averege(amount of obstacles and trimming) around here. 55-65 seems to be the norm for averege acre lots.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:56 PM
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Looking at your price scale a little closer. If you charge 48.00 for 18,500 sq ft. Which is a little under 1/2 an acre why the jump to 115 to 145? Doesn't seem consistent with your other prices. Just an observation.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:09 PM
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40 min total mowing, but I factor in gas prices, equipment costs, I have 100,000 dollars in equipment, the lowest I would take would be around $80-$95
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:14 PM
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I think he is low. But it depends on the situation. If you are cutting an acre lot in a wealthy neighborhood $80 dollars is too low. If you are cutting an industrial area that has 5 acres, I would not think you could get anywhere near 145 per acre.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:18 PM
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Looking at your price scale a little closer. If you charge 48.00 for 18,500 sq ft. Which is a little under 1/2 an acre why the jump to 115 to 145? Doesn't seem consistent with your other prices. Just an observation.
Agreed...145 for an acre? Where, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Gimme a friggin break already
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:27 PM
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75-80 here is what i charge for 1 acre avg. m,t,e,b
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:15 PM
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Seing your prices makes me think we are not charging enough.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:51 PM
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I wouldnt charge 145 per acre for a 5 acre account , I would at least charge 285-350 depending on obstacles, if they are a weekly cut or a bi-weekly cut, If they had my fertilization service would also be a factor, but just to cut it at least 300+, your talking about 225,000 sqft. I think presentation is avery big key. If u pill up in front of someones house with a piece of **** truck and rusty old mowers no u cant charge that, if u pull up in front of someones house with a brand new f-350 lariat with all new equipment, a proffesional logo, they will undetrstand why u charge so much, stand behind your products, and services, I do not work for nothing 90-110 dollars a hr for mowing at least, 150-180 hr for fertilizing.
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