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40 acre park bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by timinkc, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    What do you guys think...?

    40 acre park, trim biweekly, very hilly, but could do 95% with Z...trim 8-10hrs.
    never did anything this big

    i am bidding on it and figure i'm gonna get lowballed...whats the word guys?
  2. kenslandscaping

    kenslandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I bid on 36 acres of park district this spring, 1250 per week, bi weekly trimming and sidewalk edging. There were 7 bids total, 1705 was the highest, the lowest was 675. Next lowest was 1150. I had a hard time swallowing the 1250 a week that I bid, but I did and got low balled badly. Hope this helps.
  3. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    if there is very little trimming, one ztr with at least a sixty inch deck at $50 bucks an hour, 18 hrs around $900
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    $675? That is ridiculous!!!!
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    That's funny that areas like this have come up so frequently on these sites, lately. Around here, any larger acreage goes for 20 bucks per acre. Oarks, schools, municipalities. It doesn't matter. For this particular one, 40 acres = $800..
  6. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    thanks guy...bids are due early this week so i'll keep mine private till then but i'll let you know how it goes...
  7. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    My bid is $12 per acre = $480 mow. (Normal per acre charge is $15 unless over 15 acres).
    With me on my mower = 6.66 hrs mowing = $72 per hr.

    Trim at 8 hrs x $40 per hr = $320 divided by 2 with biweekly trimming - $160 per week

    Total = $480 + $160 = $640

    Maybe you did not get lowballed, ---- Just maybe the other guy has efficient equipment.
  8. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    what do you mow with flex deck?
  9. mowingmachine

    mowingmachine LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    Our local town put the high school yard up for bid last year and it is 40-50 acres all together. A guy came in and got it for $600 and from what I heard the next highest bid was around $1500. I talked to the superintendent and he indicated that they won't be using the same guy again this year because of shotty work. Generally you get what you pay for.

  10. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    well good luck to you on getting it.

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