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19.7 Acre Commercial Account. Whats Your Price?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bah1491, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    I'd pay $300 just to see that :laugh: payup
     
  2. bah1491

    bah1491 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    Lmao 15' batwing...... That would be pretty cool to see somewhere like that!
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  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,246

    Laugh if you want, but a ztr is not the proper equiptment for cutting 20 acers.
     
  4. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    We have a 20 acre property with a mile of curbs defining parking and the west border. Since my decks trim curbs as we mow, there is minimal trimming as I sterilize a 3 inch band around all hydrants, phone boxes, poles, etc. We complete the job (Mowing and trimming) with 3 mowers in 1hr. 50 minutes and charge $500. According to my figures, that is about $83/hr.
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    I wasn't laughing at the batwing, I was laughing at the statement it could mow 20 acres in under 2 hours.
     
  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    Seeing you all couldnt mow for $300 for that area - I am sorry to say you fellows wouldn't last a day in my area. Cut throat, bottom dollar everything. You need to be effecient, in and out. You all talk about places like this want to see striping? Golf courses dont use ZTR - well my area to your areas must be different in a big way. 19 acres with the right equipment is really not that big of deal to knock off. Yes, running with a 52 or 60 Z is not practical but it may serve a purpuse somewhere on the property.
     
  7. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    @ meets

    How many MH's does it take you to mow 20 acres? $300 would be at my break even point.
     
  8. bah1491

    bah1491 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    You don't see brickman using 15' batwings.... I would hope it would be quicker on 19 flat acres. What do you use as a production rate for a 60" exmark z or 72" z ?
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  9. Greener Grounds NC

    Greener Grounds NC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Guys no offense but really $20 an acre and this $35 per man hour..... I would rather sit and home and collect welfare!! Why even deal with commercial stuff if thats all your making? Back 15 years ago my fathers company was producing 50 per man hour. If My equipment is efficient enought to do make me $60-70 per hour per mower and $45-55 trimming I dont need to be in business! Around here Commercial I can easily get $43-46 an acre mow trim blow, residential an easy $70 for an acre with average trimming. If i was to do multiple acres i would go in at around $760.00 per cut. Two guys mowing at 4 hours and one guy trimming 4-4.5 hours then blowing just say 30 mins and your gone! thats a profit of $575.00!
     
  10. bah1491

    bah1491 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    I would assume that NC has a bit higher cost of living than my region. This comes back to the "lean, bare bones, effiency" thing..... I am glad I got to see some responses out of this, especially those of you who know and operate with the high volume lower margins, as we do.

    Do they make a batwing I could tow behind our John deer gator?
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