coming up with a Price

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by nails20, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. nails20

    nails20 LawnSite Member
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    Is there any one who may be able to help me give a price per mow on a 4.8 acre athletic Field. Mowing with a 60" deck Exmark zero turn commercial mower..wide open mowing? very little trimming
     
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Figure out how long mowing, trimming and travel time are going to take and times it by your hourly rate.
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  3. aaron79mowing

    aaron79mowing LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    I could knock that out w/ my two 72'' dixies for $200
     
  4. nails20

    nails20 LawnSite Member
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    can some body give me a reasonable answer? just looking for a little help. i have another big property which is about 7 acres it's a little league complex. but it's a little bit different client.takes me about 5hrs to mow 60" deck (Exmark commercial mower).
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    If you do that already then why can't you figure out a price for the 5 acre site?

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  6. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    $240 is a good price.
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  7. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's gonna take you around 2 hours if its mostly open area. Knowing that you can now add your hourly rate then tack on a $ amount you want to profit. Good Luck! Bigger lawns can be a huge profit loss if you lack the experience in bidding.
     
  8. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
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    Seems to me at 60 per hour you will make out
     
  9. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
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    So you cut a 5 acre complex already and can't figure out what another 7 acres will take?

    There are two ways to figure it. 1- take te price for the 5 acre complex divide by 5 and the multiply by 7. Should give u the price.

    Or

    Take the time it takes to do the 5 acre complex divide by 5. That will give you what you an mow in and hour. Then do the math to figure the 7 acre place

    Prices vary tremendously on this site. You will find a range per acre of $20-200 per acre if you search.
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  10. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a chart that claims it takes .91 hours per acre with a 60 inch mower.


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