50 acres

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bababooie, May 29, 2002.

  1. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
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    how long would it take to cut 50 acres (flat ) with a dixie chopper or scag cub or comparable?
     
  2. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    What place are you mowing in Cleveland? Where you from? It would take a long time. I'd say at least 6-7 hrs.
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I say 10 hours with a 72" Dixie.. maybe?
     
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i don't know of any 50 acre area that is completely flat and without trees ect. I would say considering everything with a ztr - 72 inch cut is 2.5 days. let me know what you do it in.
     
  5. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
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    i just had a call tonite i didnt call him back yet,so im trying to figure out a price.
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Weekly cuts.

    72" mower.

    No hills.

    Little to no trimming.

    12-13 hrs/cut.

    At LEAST $1K/cut

    Sure would be nice with a big bat wing mower 12-16'cut!!!
     
  7. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would it be weekly? I would charge about $50 per acre. Overalll would be about $2500 a week or whenever you cut it. Will you only be using a single mower? What's your company name? maybe i've seen you before.
     
  8. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know you would need what Turf mag calls a WAM. Wide Area Mower. I have no idea how long it would take you. Depends on several things, how many employees runing how many mowers of what width.
    If you are by your self I would think that this would be your ONE customer, and you would work it just like a 8 to 5 job. Just my thoughts.
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    There's a big spread there. $1000 to $2500 per cut.

    The bigger the property, the less you make.

    I would personally put two 72" ZTR's on it.

    The cost of the two of these $27K max.

    The cost of a big TORO, Jake, etc bat wing..... 30-50K and that will be about the only property that you use one on.
     
  10. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd do it for $900 :D

    If I had a 72" Dixie and it could be done in 15 hours or less
     

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