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Old 04-10-2008, 07:27 AM
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Price per 1000 sq ft?

I tried to search but it comes up " Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted "

Whats a price range per 1000 sq ft for spreading dry fertilizer with a broadcast spreader?

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:45 AM
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That would depend on brand, type, rate, ect
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:25 PM
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the best brand , the best type and the highest rate come on I said "price range"


It's a 4 stage by Agway , every 8 weeks , 1 spring ,2 in the summer and 1 fall.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:16 PM
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this guy has 38,000 sq feet roughly but yes its right , 38,000 . He's got a big freakin house on a cul de sac and bought an extra lot next to it in a real nice plan (house' start at $500,000 +) . Not subtracting for the house and pool ect, the lot is 1.02 acre and the extra lot is 10,000 sq ft , got that off of a county web site. Attached a pic with outline from Google

He's payin me $165 a week to mow, edge an blow .

This isnt organis just reg.
He said he wants a 4 stage plan and wants the good stuff . Found a 4 stage by Agway (which is 10 mins from my house) , 1 spring , 2 summer and 1 fall. I have to check again but Im pretty sure the Agway worker said a bag covers 15,000 sq and is $145.00 a bag , that sound right to u or high?

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Old 04-10-2008, 05:39 PM
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$15-$30 per 50lb bag covering 10k sqrft - 15k sqrft

$15/10k = $1.50/per thousand sqrft

$15/15k = $1.00/per thousand sqrft

$30/10 = $3.00/per thousand sqrft

$30/15 = $2.00/per thousand sqrft

brings us to $1-$3 per thousand sqrft.

for regular old 40% extended release fert i'd say $1 - $2.25

plus labor if applicable
plus gas to drive to account, maybe $1- $3
plus advertising
plus speader life divided by the amount of K sqrft you treat per year... then the speader cost divided by all of that. etc etc.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:43 PM
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The more I think about it I think its $145 for the total 4 stage process ,
4 bags at around $36 a bag
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:20 PM
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Is this going to be your only customer? If so its going to cost you more every year to maintain your applicators license than you will make on this customer.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:31 PM
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Do you need a license in Pa to apply fert?
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:38 AM
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So according to the above post does this sound accurate or am i too high... A lawn that is 13,000 sq ft the bag cost you 30. Then apply your labor, 25. 1.25 for gas. 3 for insurance, and 2 for equipment replacement. Total $64.25 Then a company profit of 35%. $86.75 Would be the price. I feel that is high. Shouldn't i be more like 65 dollars or so?.... Thanks
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:43 AM
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Y r u jumpin the thread?

This threads about "price per 1000's" not if ur to high.

Start ur own thread
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