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HELP!!!! 70 Acres!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DBLC, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    How much would you all charge to bushhog 70 acres. The land is flat, no trimming, and for the most part mildly smooth! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!!!!THANKS!!!
  2. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    Wish you were close to me Id mow it for free if I could have the hay.
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Yea, just charge customer xx amount per acre x 70 acres, then turn around and sell the job to a farmer! He pays xx per acre for the hay. Win win deal! LOL... or hire a custom farmer to bale it (for less than your bushhog price) and then you sell the bales for xx apeice. Still a win win deal!
    This route could be worth looking into....
  4. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    Heck there are some around here that would pay rent usually taxes,and keep it fertlized. Just for the hay rites.
  5. ADMowing

    ADMowing LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 175

    Don't know about other parts of the country (or world), but our tractor guy we refer to customers makes $30/hour. That is in West Central Florida, flat with no trimming.
  6. lawnmowerman29

    lawnmowerman29 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 34

    well up here in iowa we use a 7' bushhog on the back of a MF 1100 and get $100 per acre. Not bad money, but would not want to sell grass hay , people up here are very picky about hay they want 100% alfalfa and the first cut, square bales bring around 5-7$
  7. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    Thanks for all the replys!!!!! The only problem with hay is that I don't think what is growing would make good hay. It is scrap weeds. If there is such a thing. I think i will bid per acre. HOPEFULLY I will make a good chunk!!! Thanks Again!!!!! Anyone wanna share a fair per acre price???????:)

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