Easy question: add the numbers and give me a price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by christoff, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. christoff

    christoff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I cut this persons lawnfor the first time today ,

    equipment: Shindaiwa T27
    Toro (5 years old ) selfprpelled mower
    Redmax eb7001 blower

    it took 16 minutes to weedwack, 53 minutes to cut, and 9 minutes to blow, for a total of 78 minutes, what would you guys charge if using this equipment? Also the guy says I can use his older Craftmans ride-on mower, should I charge less per hour If I use his mower? say if I charge $40 per hour with my equipment, should I only charge $30 if using his ride-on ?

    thanks

    Chris
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    How big is this property?
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    that seems like it is a long time for trimming.

    Are you just starting out?
     
  4. Green lawns

    Green lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    Your close to $ 31.00 per hour on that lawn. If your solo thats not to bad! I would like to see it closer to $ 45.00 per hour but you might need larger equipment. I would not use someone else's equipment, what would you do if something broke on his mower?

    Hope this helps!
     

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