19.7 Acre Commercial Account. Whats Your Price?

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

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    I do 15 acres at one school I do and takes me 5 hrs solo and 2.5 to 3 with another guy. 1.5 hrs of trimming. Also to the one guy you only have to blow what you screw up. If you blow grass on that whole parking lot you got issues. Also if you have ran a push mower you can mow 1 acre a hour so if I used a push mower It should take me 25-hrs so with some of your guys estimates I could use a yardman push mower and still make $40 a hour for $1000. Come on guys. A 60 inch mower that runs 10-11 mph its pretty easy to mow 4-5 acrea a hour.
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  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    ^^^ so what is your number ??? ^^^^^
     
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Haha if you think I'm cheap I bid out a job that required a little more time than this and the winning bid was $170 a mow and there was 30 miles of driving to do all the properties.
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  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Glad I don't live in MI. Edit, to add by reading most of the news about MI, I understand not many have a good living there.
     
  5. sweetcutgrass

    sweetcutgrass LawnSite Member
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    its not all bad to live in Michigan just depends where . the good side cost of living is pretty cheap
     
  6. jrs.landscaping

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

    $170.00 for 20 acres :eek:

    Cost of living aside.... that's just :dizzy:
     
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They have the money to buy them 40k lawn mowers
     
  8. bah1491

    bah1491 LawnSite Member
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    170 is crazy. That would be just over fuel expense.

    I'm still sticking with my point of brickman not using batwings on 20 acres properties lol
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  9. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    I'd charge $1,000,000 muahahahahaha
     
  10. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,339

    170?

    I'm so so sorry

    Dude I was called a lowballer for 235 for 7 acres.
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