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Old 02-22-2005, 08:42 PM
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5 acre price estimation

I put a flyer up at a grocery store that alot of older people go to last week. So far, I received two calls: 1st call- a .75 acre yard that needs bagged every week. I got it and am pleased with the price. 2nd call- a guy called and asked me to throw him a figure for 5 acres that is open and no trimming and no bagging. I told him off the top of my head 120 but might be lower might be higher. He told me he doesn't have the property yet but he will see what happens this spring. Do you think I gave him a fair price? I live in a rural part of Ohio so an acre that is flat with some obstacles goes around 35-40 dollars.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:22 PM
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1) What would it cost you to mow 5 acres?

2) How long will it take you to mow 5 acres?


Answer these and you can answer your own question on whether or not it is a fair price. If it costs you 50 bucks to cut it (drive their/back, equipment wear/tear, equipment fuel, etc.) and 3.5 hours labor and your labor rate it 30/hr then 120 would be too low.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:40 PM
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Do you think I gave him a fair price? I live in a rural part of Ohio so an acre that is flat with some obstacles goes around 35-40 dollars.


Uh, didn't you just answer your own question?

35/ acre= $175
40/ acre= $200

What do you think?
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:30 PM
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I didn't know if the more acres you got that the price decreased a little like buying in bulk, the price goes down.
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:23 PM
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dc 50

I dont know what kind of mower you got, but i know my 50" Dixie Chopper could mow 5 acres of open ground in about 2hrs. Remember you are just starting and you need all the business you can get. Quality work will get u the big bucks in the long run, but you have to get the work first.Dont lose jobs by getting greedy.
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:01 PM
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Remember you are just starting and you need all the business you can get. Quality work will get u the big bucks in the long run, but you have to get the work first.Dont lose jobs by getting greedy.
I definately disagree with that.
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:35 PM
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I dont know what kind of mower you got, but i know my 50" Dixie Chopper could mow 5 acres of open ground in about 2hrs. Remember you are just starting and you need all the business you can get. Quality work will get u the big bucks in the long run, but you have to get the work first.Dont lose jobs by getting greedy.

So your saying he should cut his throat to get the business
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:21 PM
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I have a 48 inch bobcat walk behind and work solo. Joedaddy are you saying u think 120 is too much?
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:53 PM
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What's the sense of loosing money to gain an account? Am I missing something here?
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:36 PM
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send me a full financial disclosure of your business...........your overhead.....maybe some profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and tax returns........then i may be able to help you out with what you need to charge....

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