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Old 02-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Edmunds64 Edmunds64 is offline
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Price on mowing an acre

Could someone give me help on bidding a 87 acre twice a month mow price? Very level no trees little trimming just a lot of mowing. What is the going price per acre? Thank you.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:21 PM
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probably around 15 an acre if it is one piece of land.
the schools are bid at about 15 an acre here
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:58 PM
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That's a lot of mowing, here in Ohio I can normally get around 55 an acre
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:43 PM
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Could someone give me help on bidding a 87 acre twice a month mow price? Very level no trees little trimming just a lot of mowing. What is the going price per acre? Thank you.
I don't Know how much to charge but wow that is a lot of mowing! How many mowers are you going to run? and what mowers do you have?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:12 AM
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with that much land theres alot to consider,but if you can get 3acres/hr and knock it out is 29 hours I wouldnt touch it for any less than $2200. And being twice a month taking up that much time, $2500 minimum....and I would still need to find a way to justify taking up that much time, that much abuse, and only being 15 or so cuts a year. Definitely get a 2 or 3 year contract too!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:53 AM
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DC33 is on the money, I try to make $1275 a day with a 3 man crew. Just off my numbers and assuming just mowing we would be around $2550 or $29.31 an acre. There is a lot to consider though, I can do 30 -35 residential yards a day with that crew, this would upset my opperation every other 2 weeks until I could fill up the other days of those weeks. If you have to purchase a larger machine I would not bid it. Good luck if you do bid it and win it!
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:03 AM
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That much land requires a tractor and some batwings. You can get it down to about 16 hours plus mobilzation.


Still would not go below 20 an AC even with the right equipment
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:11 AM
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This is why LS needs a newbie section.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:28 AM
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This is why LS needs a newbie section.
I figured he would need a tractor I'm not dumb I was just curious
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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A good tractor and a 18' batwing is the only way to go. Going off your info. I would say you should mow 10/acre an hour. I would start at $30pr acre. First time through will take longer , but after that you should do about 10/acres pr hr.
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