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Old 04-05-2012, 09:34 AM
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Bush hog charges

Submitted a bid for a school an now they want part of it bush hogged twice a year. I don't have te equipment and would need to rent or sub it out.

Can anyone tell me per hour or per acre what to charge? It might be 10-15 acres but need to measure it out.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:49 PM
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5 ft bush hog and maybe 5mph? That would be around 2.75 acres an hour. 50-75 per acre? I need to charge enough to cover my rental of the equipment. It may need to be subbed out
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:07 PM
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If it's only going to be done twice a year than I would probably sub it out. The cost of the rental might be more.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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I'm really interested in how long it would take to do 22 acres. It was an farm field 2-3 years ago so it should be wide open with little obstacles or tight spots.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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Farm field = bumpy

We bought 30 acres to start our own small family farm and build a home on it. It can only be mowed the direction they had farmed it for the last 90 years. Against the grain was to bumpy.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:31 AM
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I've been doing a 12 acre lot for the past several years for a friend. A Woods 72" pull type with 45 hp tractor takes me right around 7 hours. I do have several trees to go around also.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:41 PM
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I've been doing a 12 acre lot for the past several years for a friend. A Woods 72" pull type with 45 hp tractor takes me right around 7 hours. I do have several trees to go around also.
Good info. I am looking at pricing a 9 acre lot that not been mowed in 5 years so I am going to have to bush hog it. But was unsure how long it would take. It is not overgrown with large trees or anything. just alot of briars and stuff. I will have to rent the equipment so I am not sure of the rental cost.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:28 PM
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I'm really interested in how long it would take to do 22 acres. It was an farm field 2-3 years ago so it should be wide open with little obstacles or tight spots.
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22 acres takes me 3 hrs
Your 10-15 take 1.5-2 hrs to
If dont have tractor and bushog and you have to rent it wouldnt be worth it
Around here my rate is over 100 per hr I use 7740 with 15ft batwing I can cut 7 acres in hr
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:15 AM
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ok guys. I asked a couple of guys what they charge to do it. I got 100/hour and 65/acre. Not sure what equipment they have but the rental company has a tractor and 5 ft bush hog.

This is about 21 acres once I measured it out. They want it done twice a year(growing season is March-September on safe side). I'm thinking that everything will be pretty tall, so I was thinking with a 5 ft bush hog about 10-12 hours of work?

I'm thinking of telling them $110 per hour for bush hog work with an estimate 10 hours per cut. Could be higher or lower depending on the conditions. That the safe bet(I think I won the bid and this is an add on)?
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