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120 acres for $1285

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by one man gang, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. one man gang

    one man gang LawnSite Fanatic
    from N. In.
    Posts: 5,811

    Just saw the winning bid for the parks in this town about 22 stops, from 22 to 1/4 acres. 2 crews with a couple of 60" standers and a tractor with a 72" Kabota. Just over $10 per acre. Can this outfit make money on this? These are the actual figures,I kid you not.
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    All I have to say is good luck to them!!!!!! They can have it.:)
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    After 13 years, nothing surprises me anymore :confused:

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Not counting all the expenses,the fuel is killing all of us they will lose on that job,when i fuel the truck $50 and up the mowers around that to.
  5. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I see it as cheap. But they will probably do "ok". It seems like they are setup with the right equipment to get the job done quickly.

    ~$60-80 per hour per crew is not terrible imo.
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    why take a job for that little money? it will take up most if not all of the week. They could go out and do 30-40 residentials, make the same with double or triple the profit. Thats why I love my residentials, they are loyal and bottom line is I make more money off them. Another great thing about residentials is if I lose one its no big deal, lose a big account like that for a small operation and it is a big deal.
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

  8. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,510

    What about trimming and edging? Anything else have to be done? There can't be any fat in there.
  9. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    I went and got a bid packet for the public schools for 2006 and after seeing last years winning bids I decided not to turn in one because the LCO's that won most of last years bids were doing them for about 12.75 an acre, they can have it, if they are still around and if not there will be somebody else just like them who won the bid.
  10. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    For 120 acres no way, Thats giving away work for free.

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