1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Another "How much do I bid" question

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

  1. Boaz

    Boaz LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 86

    I think he means- 2 hours to make one pass (as in not double cut) 6 acres. Not one stripe around the property.
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    That's the way I read it to. I was set to reply, but you beat me to it
    Posted via Mobile Device
  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,574

    I guess the question to you is.... are you solo? what size mower(s)? 2 guys 1 mowing, 1 trimming/edging/blowing, $280.
  4. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    sorry, forgot to mention that. I'm solo, running a 61" Scag Tiger Cat. Sometimes I have a helper but mostly I'm solo. I'd probably do this one on it's own day instead of trying to work it in to my weekly route if that makes sense. On a good day if nothing goes wrong I bang out all my weekly mowing accounts in one day. I only have a dozen of them. I was thinking 4 hours tops, planning around $290. I'm a little worried he'll give me the old "HOLY CRAP THAT"S A LOT OF $$ JUST FOR MOWING" routine. I checked it on the GIS map. It's 6.03 acres according to the gubbmint tax office. My other accounts are anywhere from 1/4 acre to 2 acres but I haven't had the chance to quote on such a large property.

    thanks for the help.
  5. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,574

    well if he balks at the price, that's where you have to sell yourself and your quality of work...
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    I would ask what he is paying now
    Posted via Mobile Device
  7. DoubleClutch

    DoubleClutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    I live in NW Pa and I did a bid a few weeks ago on a 6.8 acre job with little trimming involved at $360 and found out he took another bid of $310. So your in the ballpark.
  8. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    Thanks guys. I don't think he currently has a service, that's why I'm a bit concerned about him balking. Thanks for the help. I'll post back and let ya know what happens.
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    What do you get for a 2 acre lawn? What do you try to get for an hourly rate?

    I have not been called on to bid a property that large. Though I would ask for $360.

  10. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    That looks like a lot of edging to do on the driveway.

Share This Page