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help please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,434

    hey guys, i am bidding a lawn that is about 4 acres. i am guessing it will take me about 4.5-5 hours to cut with my equipment. there is about half mile of side walk to edge, and 50 or so trees to weed wip around. i am thinking of bidding $350 a week. any feed back would be appreciated.
    thanks
    alex
     
  2. scarr133

    scarr133 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    I don't know what equipment you have, but that much time for only 4-5 acres seems like a lot. I am able to get close enough to all of my trees to where I don't really have to weedeat around with my 60" Z. Maybe that's not the case for you. I would be around $260-$275/cut, and that's at about $65/acre, and that would only take me about 1-1.2 hours to just mow. I wouldn't get much more than that in my area.
     
  3. topcat

    topcat LawnSite Member
    from Bflo
    Posts: 99

    I think cutting 4-5 acres in an hour or little over with a 60" deck is stretching it a little. Better add at least another hour onto that.
     
  4. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    I do 5 acres for a close friend only 4 trees small walk, the drive is 800' long takes me 1 1/2 hours with a 54" ztr i charge him $140 a cut.
     
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    It would be real high for around here.
     
  6. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,434

    i should have said this is a commerical account. and the part i am worried about is all the trimming and edgeing.
     
  7. cgrappler135

    cgrappler135 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 193

    I would be around $220 for a 4 hr. lawn
     
  8. scarr133

    scarr133 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    I have an HOA that I mow and it is 11.3 acres and it takes me about 3.5 hours with a 60 z, 52 wb, 36wb. So mowing 5 acres and the trimming around the trees would probably take me about 1.5 hours for your property. Charging $65/acre puts you at $260/mow. I charge extra for edging, at least the first time. After that, you can keep it clean with the weed eater. I charge $.75-$1/foot edging. Hope this helps
     
  9. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262

    Do You mow in the states?
     

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