estimating acreage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kevmcgruff, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. kevmcgruff

    kevmcgruff LawnSite Member
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    Putting a bid in on 20 acres. Any idea how much to charge per acre of mowing? I've heard $17 per acre, but that don't make no sense. Also, the weedeating is on a scale of little to a lot, about in the middle. What should the total bid be if it would take four guys 5 to 7 hours to do the work?
     
  2. bonefisher101

    bonefisher101 LawnSite Member
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    Depending if it is field work or quality cutting and how fast you can get it done! 30 to 60 bucks an acre.....
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  3. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have 2 people crew that regularly turn in 20 acres a day. Today was 33.42 acres. It depends on what the terrain is like. $24.78 per acre. What are you mowing?
     
  4. kevmcgruff

    kevmcgruff LawnSite Member
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    about half of the lawn is quality grass. the rest is field grass. mostly flat terrain. not sure how bumpy it will be. we have two 48 inch scag tiger cubs we will be using.
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I would pass on it.
     
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. kevmcgruff

    kevmcgruff LawnSite Member
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    $700 sounds about right. Thinking about it the trimming does seem rather extensive. Might go with 8 or 9 hundred. Thanks for the input.
     
  8. RedMaple Lawns

    RedMaple Lawns LawnSite Member
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    G'luck. I was thinking $800 or so, depending on how much trimming.
     

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