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Old 08-22-2013, 05:13 PM
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Bidding 30 acres Price

I am bidding on a 30 acre farm, I quoted her $30 an acre $900 total, that includes string trimming, edging, trimming bushes and blow. it will be done with zero turn mowers. it needs to be done once a week, so on a 4 week month the bill $3600. the question I have is do you give her a break per acre because there are 30 and its getting done weekly? What would you guys charge?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:25 PM
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You are giving a break @ $30.00 an acre with everything else included. It might be a good chunk but it's a lot of work. You'll also burn a lot of fuel. I wouldn't go any lower, personally I wouldn't go that low with everything else you have included.

I try to stay away from huge accounts like that. A lot of eggs in one basket can be painful down the road when they replace you or go bankrupt.

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:02 PM
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I think that is low also for 30 acres of now trim edge and blow I would be charging around 1200 a week. But you should figure your expenses to do the job and what profit you want to make and go from their like sprinkler buddy said your going to use a lot of fuel each week.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:14 PM
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I can mow 3 acres per hour on average, that comes out to 90 dollars an hour. The price really depends on terrain and obstacles, no two 30 acres are the same.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:37 PM
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:54 PM
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I am bidding on a 30 acre farm, I quoted her $30 an acre $900 total, that includes string trimming, edging, trimming bushes and blow. it will be done with zero turn mowers. it needs to be done once a week, so on a 4 week month the bill $3600. the question I have is do you give her a break per acre because there are 30 and its getting done weekly? What would you guys charge?
30 is right there all depends on the time frame
How long you think its going take you mow/ trim it??????
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:27 PM
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$30 per acre is the number that jumped out in my head, before I saw your rate - which probably means it is too cheap - but if you can make money on that, it is a very good thing!

One job like that, that I could keep year round, would make so many of my other jobs so much easier.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:36 PM
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My guess is someone will give a lowball price of $500. You bid seems fair
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:55 PM
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You are giving a break @ $30.00 an acre with everything else included. It might be a good chunk but it's a lot of work. You'll also burn a lot of fuel. I wouldn't go any lower, personally I wouldn't go that low with everything else you have included.

I try to stay away from huge accounts like that. A lot of eggs in one basket can be painful down the road when they replace you or go bankrupt.
I have one that's 38 I only burn maybe 16 gals and 1 gal of mix fuel
All depends what the OP is mowing with and what size crew he has

I rather have huge accounts make more money No travel time Park and mow for few hours

Even at $20 per acre I can cut 5 acres in a hour That's $100 per hour That's good money right there per hour
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:08 AM
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I don't know, with the right equipment we're talking like a 1600 model 80hp turbo 140-inch Wam would knock those 30 acres out in about 4 hours, at $125 an hour $500 sounds just about right or 15-18 an acre, keep in mind that's just mowing, that price doesn't include trimming or anything else but I still think 30 is a bit on the high side, oh well, see what they say.

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