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Old 08-26-2013, 05:50 PM
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How much to charge to mow 50 vacant lots? Help Please!

Hello. I am a new member here, i'm always on this site looking for help and advice so I finally joined the lawn family lol.

Anyway I have a question. I have a chance to mow 50 vacant lots in a subdivision, no houses on the lots just grass and weeds.

We are a new business so the pricing part gets me sometimes. I don't want to underbid myself or overbid, we need the money lol.

Help?
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:56 PM
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These lots will go cheap believe me. Nobody here can really help as we dont know your overhead,costs, productions rates, how big/small the lots are. It may take you much longer to do the lots than someone else, or the other way around. Thats being said, that will all dictate price. Profit at a certain price is different for everyone. Figure out what it would cost you to mow the lots, and then decide how much profit you want/need. Theres your price.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:59 PM
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Bush Hog only, they usually have tons of construction debris, bricks, stumps, concrete, wire holes. You will cause damage to turf mowers unless you walk the lots and really take care of the junk. Good luck
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:05 PM
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It's a nice neighborhood, the lots are all flat, open areas and just grass. I plan on using my 54" walk behind w/sulky.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:43 PM
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These lots will go cheap believe me. Nobody here can really help as we dont know your overhead,costs, productions rates, how big/small the lots are. It may take you much longer to do the lots than someone else, or the other way around. Thats being said, that will all dictate price. Profit at a certain price is different for everyone. Figure out what it would cost you to mow the lots, and then decide how much profit you want/need. Theres your price.
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Hello. I am a new member here, i'm always on this site looking for help and advice so I finally joined the lawn family lol.

Anyway I have a question. I have a chance to mow 50 vacant lots in a subdivision, no houses on the lots just grass and weeds.

We are a new business so the pricing part gets me sometimes. I don't want to underbid myself or overbid, we need the money lol.

Help?
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It's a nice neighborhood, the lots are all flat, open areas and just grass. I plan on using my 54" walk behind w/sulky.
That sounds easy. Tell them $15 a lot since you're new and need the money. Just lowball it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:59 PM
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You need to price them by the acre . You need to know the size of the lots.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:00 PM
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A stated above. They will go cheap. I do 125 lots in one community every 3weeks. Bushhog with my tractor. Takes 9hrs. They range in price from $12/lot to $15/lot. Most are around 60' x 100'.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:12 PM
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See post above.

That sounds easy. Tell them $15 a lot since you're new and need the money. Just lowball it.
15$ per lot is not really low balling depending on size lot. We just bid 10 per lot on a set and we were told we were a little high
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:44 PM
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If it helps any I have a friend land a deal in Greenville SC 300+ lots at $22 a cut every 3 weeks.
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