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Old 05-15-2012, 06:57 PM
corylynn1 corylynn1 is offline
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Hey fellas just wandering what you guys thought about a bid of about 2and a half acres of flat land with maybe 5 trees and no trimming. This customer wants it done bi weekly. I was figuring 80 bucks what do you guys think. Thanks
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:16 PM
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What type of equipment do you use? What is your hourly fee?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:17 PM
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Way too low. Waaaaaaay too low. Man oh man.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:23 PM
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Well i use a 48 g3 timemaster. I have never had to bid on something like this. I was thinking too low and was thinking 100 like i said no trimming at all. Just didnt want to bid too high.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:24 PM
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Oh and I try to set myself up for 60 hrly.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:28 PM
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Bi-weekly 100.00 an acre. You're just way to low at 32.00 an acre.

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Old 05-15-2012, 07:31 PM
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Bi-Weekly is gonna be hell on your mower and the eyes of everyone who looks at this property. I was gonna say $200 minimum. We're way off.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:04 PM
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Okay sorry guys i hqve tbe zmaster just realized i posted that crud lol. anyway so im going to meet tbis lady tomorrow who also may wont some grading done. the key to all of this is the 2 acre property doesnt have to look nice and pretty. she just has to have it cut or the cigy will send her a citation. the yard itself i will be cutting for 50 bi weekly now until she gets moved in and then we will work on the weekly and feed and seed.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:42 PM
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I charge $65 an acre and you are too low my friend!! I have a 52" scag and can cut an acre in about 40 to 50 minutes with trees and beds in the way and you will be using a 48" mower so it will take a little bit longer so take that into consideration.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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$80's fine. If you want to get work based on cheap prices and quantity and do 10x more work. Instead selling on quality, consistency, reliability and charging more for work that shows for itself and is something to be proud of at the end of the day. To each his own
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