Another "How much do I bid" question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Moose's Mowing, May 13, 2013.

  1. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    Got a call today to give a guy price to mow his property. He says it is 6 acres. I'm in South East PA. There's a pic attached. I have my thoughts on what I'll ask, just want to see what you guys would charge as a double check. It's a nice property and I'd really like to get it. It's a referral from one of my current customers. It's on a hill sloping upwards towards the house, not terribly steep but enough to add a few extra bucks.

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  2. Boaz

    Boaz LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 86

    $750 in my neck o the woods. That is a nice lookin place!
     
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    One hundred and forty six dollars and thirty cents, plus tax.
     
  4. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
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    Unless there is something I can't see in the picture, I'd be happy with $275, and would probably do it for $250 if it isn't rough terrain.
     
  5. Boaz

    Boaz LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 86

    Wow-- what equipment are you running to mow 6 acres for $250??
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  6. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    $290
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  7. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    That looks huge. I couldn't begin to help you price it but I'm dying to find out what the winning bid is.
     
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,716

    Same here, terrain looks flat with little trimming.
     
  9. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,471

    I'd measure it out myself to make sure, walk the property to check on level ness, how is the current condition of beds and turf. At 6 acres and level that's about 2 hrs mowing with 1 60" ztr on a single pass.

    I've found the nicer the property the more you need to charge. Someone with a property that size in pristine shape is going to want it to stay that way. If its full of weeds then you might be able to mow blow go.

    Often on larger properties I break my estimate up and show a price for mow blow go and a bed maintenance price so the person is not shell shocked. Many times they think....for a little bit more i can have my beds maintained.
     
  10. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    You have me confused on this. 2hrs to make one pass around 6 acres?
     

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