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Old 12-02-2010, 09:32 PM
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what are you running for a mower???
my buntons would eat that lawn alive
thats not the point, i know my lazer-z could mow that but why would i want to subject it to such abuse? mowing 3 acres of tall grass like that is a good way to destroy belts/spindals/blades/whatever. is it going to be worth it when a spindal shits the bed and costs you 500-600 for a new one? or when the deck belt blowes on my lazer and costs me the $100 bucks the belt costs? i think not.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:44 PM
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thats not the point, i know my lazer-z could mow that but why would i want to subject it to such abuse? mowing 3 acres of tall grass like that is a good way to destroy belts/spindals/blades/whatever. is it going to be worth it when a spindal shits the bed and costs you 500-600 for a new one? or when the deck belt blowes on my lazer and costs me the $100 bucks the belt costs? i think not.
your under estimating your exmark. a belt would be your only minor concern, $50.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:48 PM
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the excel sheet says $600. thats with 4 passes and no line trimming or lawn edging
Does your excel sheet give an estimated time?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:05 PM
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There would be no way I'd even take a job like that. Who knows what surprizes I would find in there. For all I know I could find the body of a missing person in that field. I'd rather not take my chances and just pass on the job.

If you do happen to hit something, it could easily do more damage than what you'd be getting paid.

If I had to price it, I'd go $600 for it to look okay when I'm done.
How long do you think it would take you to earn the $600 and to make it look okay?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:09 PM
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How many times did you have to go over it to leave a good cut? Not including the dispersing of clipping
4 times total to leave a finished cut...
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:13 PM
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I do these all day long with my 60 inch toro, I cut grass this high with the occasional patch of 6ft johnson grass. my pricing would be:
-Side discharge only, lol of coarse-
50 per acre 1 pass-rough cut-ugly but cut, will satisfy code enforcement -1hr 15min
115 per acre 2-3 passes-decent cut -2hrs 30 min
150 per acre 4-5 passes-somewhat manicured cut -3hrs 30 min

Most people opt for the cheapest in my experience.
Are the times you quoted for per acre or for this 3 acre job?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:17 PM
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How long do you think it would take you to earn the $600 and to make it look okay?
I'd say 5-6 hours.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:19 PM
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Does your excel sheet give an estimated time?
no but i would assume with the 2 buntons tailing each other we could get 2 passes done in a 1 1/2??? so the whole job would take a little over 3 hrs with 2 mowers so 6+ hrs all together. but i can't really give you a acurate estimate from the pictures alone i just typed in the sqr yardage into excel and it tells me what to charge.

as for hitting something thats always a possibility no matter how long the grass is. but the first couple of passes your not striping so you can look at what your running over.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:30 PM
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I do these all day long with my 60 inch toro, I cut grass this high with the occasional patch of 6ft johnson grass. my pricing would be:
-Side discharge only, lol of coarse-
50 per acre 1 pass-rough cut-ugly but cut, will satisfy code enforcement -1hr 15min
115 per acre 2-3 passes-decent cut -2hrs 30 min
150 per acre 4-5 passes-somewhat manicured cut -3hrs 30 min

Most people opt for the cheapest in my experience.
your timing log makes no sense 2 1/2 hrs for 2 to 3 acres
or 3 1/2 hrs for 4 to 5 acres. ????????????
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Very good you two..

Using one 74" DC.. It took 6 hours and my charge was $600

I did it in 2 visits... first visit took 4 hours. all clippings were discharged in the same direction.. doubling back on the previous pass.

Went back a couple days later to let the clippings dry out.. repeating the above process... took 2 hours
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