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Old 02-03-2009, 04:12 PM
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Thumbs up per acre pricing w/ average of 2 acre per

I'm bidding 100 acres of parks & sports fields they range from .05 to 7 acres the average is a little less than 2 acres. any suggestions on the going rate per acre? this is mowing only,no trimming and pretty open. thanks in advance for the advice!
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:29 PM
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nice.. I can't help with the bidding, as I'm a newbie, but good luck with that!
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:34 PM
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Really depends the mowing conditions what you are mowing with and how often. But usually around 17 to 25 per acre.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:23 PM
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also figure in the area that you are in plus the type of equipment and man power that you have
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:53 PM
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bid each seperately, then bid them all together. You will see that you will give a huge ammount of money away bidding aggregate... but that may be what you have to do. Also, how much extra work could there be? landscaping? aerations? take that into consideration too. I wouldn't charge a penny under $20 per acre... try $25... nothing ventured nothing gained.
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We get $50-$65 an acre here, depends on obsticles, trimming etc, I'd give a break for that much turf, but $20 is insane.....guess it depends on where your located.....Where are you Located????
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I'm bidding 100 acres of parks & sports fields they range from .05 to 7 acres the average is a little less than 2 acres. any suggestions on the going rate per acre? this is mowing only,no trimming and pretty open. thanks in advance for the advice!

Please excuse me for being blunt but ARE YOU SERIOUS?

The best response until mine comes from bivey79.

My advice is to NOT bid on this job. You aren't ready. That is not being mean or me being an a-hole, it is sincere advice. Just look at the "advice" you were given so far. Look at the range of what they charge. How does that work for you?
Please don't waste your time bidding on that job and stick with what you know at this point. There is so much wrong here that I am thinking this was a trolling post and it hooked me.

If anything is learned here it is that you need to re-evaluate weather you want to succeed or fail in lawn care.

If you are serious in asking this, Please tell US how much you would bid and why? I will then try and give you additional information.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:14 PM
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Really depends the mowing conditions what you are mowing with and how often. But usually around 17 to 25 per acre.
This is about how much multiple acres go for around here as well. It truly is sad.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:08 PM
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T.D.T.

Mow Ed is usually blunt but honest on answers we who have bid this kind of work can't really help unless we know alot more about the job. Location, level of difficulty, trimming no trimming i.e. we do a park and rec division but they do not have trim curbs sidewalks or fences. That's huge we average $20 an acre for that area. Most municipal contracts are awarded to lowest bidder. Equipment, what are hourly requirements. I have to have all of my workers earning $60 an hour to cover costs, wages and desired profits and such. When you give us some more info we can help.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:05 PM
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[QUOTE=Allens LawnCare;2763052]We get $50-$65 an acre here, depends on obsticles, trimming etc, I'd give a break for that much turf, but $20 is insane.....guess it depends on where your located.....Where are you Located????[/QUO




$50-$60 an acre here as well more if there is a lot of trimming. $20 or even $25 an acre isn't worth the effort unload the mowers of the trailer for me anyway. I think some here need to rethink their pricing unless your willing to work at a loss. Gas isn't cheap and this summer its going to go a lot higher than it is now, just wait and see. What about your time? Insurance, Equipment and so on, all these cost should be considered every time you bid a mowing job.
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