17 acre factory bid - broadleaf

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by meets1, May 8, 2006.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bidding a 17 acre complex - broadleaf control only. Very flat - no trees, all building and some parking lot. Wide open spaces!
     
  2. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $1870 $110 per acre
     
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    .004 / sq ft.

    44k*17 = 748 times $4 / 1000 = $2992...

    Rabbitman gets it over me :D
     
  4. grasshopper13

    grasshopper13 LawnSite Member
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    is this price per application or per season? I have a lot of customers that are .25 of an acre and I have just bought some Triplet (is this good???) and was wondering if I should charge by application or by season?
     
  5. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
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    depends on equipment and layout..all wide open and 20 ft booms makes a BIG difference over spraying through a forest handgunning. Grasshoppa..that's a price per application.
     
  6. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Boy I wish I could get that kind of money
     
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My price is per app. $4 / 1,000 sq ft

    I'll give a 5% discount if they pay up front for the year.

    Also, that's just for one chemical.

    Each additional chemical is $.75 / 1,000 sq ft cheaper, as long as it isn't something overly expensive, like Drive 75 and they wanted 17 acres of crabgrass killed after it's been mowed 4 times.

    This way, since I use a ride on spreader, when I do a blanket app of broadleaf and spray at the same time, it's $7.25 / 1,000.

    If I put Dylox down at the same time, it's $9.50 / 1,000.
     
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    So do I.

    The school district that I mow, Chem-Lawn does it for under $2,000.

    My price is right around $7,800.

    Another district that I bid on this year, my price was around $12,000.

    Another company is doing it for under $7,000.

    I can't even get the chemical for these prices.

    Needless to say, I don't do TOO many large areas, until the clients get tired of still having weeds every year, then they finally pay someone to do it right.
     
  9. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
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    No Fert? Man you guys are high priced aren't you? WC only? Jesus. I'll bid it for 1600. Little less maybe....90 an acre.

    4 per 1000 for WC only? lol Comon. Thats 3000 per app. You must give some sort of acre pricing especially when we are talking multiple...multiple acres.
     
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Again, I'm not set up for it, so I'm not going to give a break.

    It's just like a guy with a 52" ZTR probably shouldn't bid a 17 acre turf job to mow either, since he'll most likely get outbid by the guy that's setup to do large areas.
     

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