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Old 05-14-2013, 09:13 AM
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Mowing on hills?

I went to look at this possable clients lawn and I am stumped on what to bid. This size lawn I charge $35 but it a pretty step grade. I am thinking more around $45 to $50 per service. What do you all think?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:19 AM
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Mowing on hills?

I would be at 45 in my area. Hills aren't too bad you should be fine on a ztr
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:21 AM
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Thanks just wanted to make sure i am in the ballpark before I give him the bid.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:23 AM
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the pictures probably dont do those slopes justice. they are probably steeper than they appear.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:29 AM
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I do a real nasty backyard for a guy. He used to push mow it with a lawnboy!!! It's about an acre for that hill. I only charge him 25 bucks cause I'm already there doing the neighbors place and I don't trim, I just mow the slope. It's sketchy in a few places, just don't be afraid to put the ROPS up and buckle up just in case. I have to mow that one sideways because the Z will break loose coming down the hill then it's lights out. I always mow sideways and when I turn I have to keep the front caster pointing uphill to maintain traction. As soon as I point the front downhill I start to slide and I'd up in the guy's living room. Looks like you have room there coming down the hill as to not hit anything if you do start sliding.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:47 PM
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I do a few lawns with hills. Depending how steep add like $15- $20 to it because its more time for me either trimming it down or pushing a mower up and down real quick. Once I get my walk behind it will reduce this but I will still probably charge a similar amount.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:45 PM
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That's a small slope with grass at the bottom of the hill. The worst you'll do is slide down into more grass unless you accidentally dick the machine over and slam into the front porch. All you have to do is keep the sticks even and don't pull back and you'll just go right down. Not a big deal at all.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:49 PM
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i never charge more for a hill as long as it's mowable. if i have to use the trimmer on it that is when i charge more because it takes more time.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:27 PM
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$45 all day maybe 50 hard to tell with pictures.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:00 PM
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That's a $55 to $60 in my area doesn't look like much trimming, keep in mind a 60" ex mark lazer is heavy and going up hills that steep use more gas
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