Biding on 4 acres

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by scag2015, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey everybody!, I could use some advice. Not this season but next I will probably be servicing about a 41/4 property. It's for a good family friend, definatly want to give them a great price, and it's so convenient, it's like a minute away!:) anyway would love some price ideas!
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  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What are you taking care on property
    Mowing,edging,blowing,trimming,refreshing beds, applications
     
  3. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
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    4 1/4 of straight grass? I'm assuming that's the lot size with concrete, buildings etc.
     
  4. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oops, sorry I did not post the services:) yeah mowing trimming blowing.
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  5. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ummmm, actually without buildings etc. it's about 4acres. And yes just straight grass, not much fancy stuff around that would require a lot of trimming, Pretty basic.blow off the porch and driveway too. Thanks
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  6. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    its hard to say without seeing it, for example if there is a ton of trimming, it takes a lot longer.
     
  7. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, it does not have a lot of trimming, just around the perimeter of the house, along driveway, and a little ditch trimming. I think trimming alone would take 45min
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  8. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    We'll figure how long it would take you to do the whole job and then multiply it by your hourly rate and tada you got your bid
     
  9. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    depends on what machine you are using.

    Ill assume a 60" Z.

    2.33 man hours including moderate trim, based on manufacturers claims of productivity on average x .8 to allow for 'not so accurate' claims of productivity.

    at $60 an hour, that's $140.00

    if it's hilly, obstacles, or bushes/trees to duck under add 15%

    If it's 'jumaji' and killer monkeys are trying to get you while you're mowing?

    Add 30%

    so it can range from $140-$182
     
  10. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For the fist few years I would operate on it, I would be using a scag 36in walk behind.
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