156750K Mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DBLC, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    What should be the correct price for mowing 156000 ft2 of lawn? Flat open mowing with minimal weedeating & No edging. The property will be sprayed and is level. Thanks!
     
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    I used to mow 5 acres that was flat with about 50 trees. It would take me about 2.5 hours and I charged $125.00.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Wow, I thought you meant 156,750,000 sq ft of mowing.

    In my area it would run around $150 to $200.
     
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Three and a half acres if I calculate that correctly. I'm with Richard. Probably in the $150 - 200 range myself, depending upon the amount of trimming/weedeating. If it was mow - only and not overgrown, I'd probably shoot for $150. BTW, I would be using a 60" ZTR.
     
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    3 1/2 acres huh - I bid about 3 accounts this year with 3 to 4 acres at $15 per acre plus $20 unload fee ($15 for every acre or part of acre - ie 3.5 acres is $15x4 = $60) -

    I use the above formula up to 6-8 acres, and after that there is no unload fee.

    So far out of 16 bids on commercial jobs from 1.5 acres to 22 acres I have landed 2 - count them TWO

    One is the 1.5 ($15 x2 = 30 + $20 unload = $50)
    #two is 17 acres at $249, and was informed I barely won.
    The good new is that the 17 acres is wide open, no trees, no trimming, just mow - (2.5 hrs is my estimate in time - me-myself-and I) which will gross me about $100 per hr. one machine.
     
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    FD,
    Please show us all pictures of the machine you will use and the cut it leaves on the 17 acre job.
     
  7. Grass King

    Grass King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Flex-Deck,

    You can mow 17 acres in 2.5 hrs. What do you have on that mower, a super charge.
     
  8. Cut 2 Please

    Cut 2 Please LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    The only thing I can figure is he must have a Flex-Deck on a 72" deck.
     
  9. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    The Dixie I have with the 27HP generac and 60" deck could mow 3.5 acres in under 1 hr....I'd charge roughly 90
     
  10. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    156,000sf

    $1 per k + a $20 stop fee.

    $1 x 156.000 + $20 stop fee = $179.00.

    To bag it = $2 per k + $20 stop fee.

    $ per k should go up with the level of difficulty.
     

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