Hourly rate for grave yard?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Precision Cuts, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Precision Cuts

    Precision Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I have the opportunity to bid on a pretty big grave yard. Wat would your hourly rate be for a 4 man crew with a 32" walkbehind 4 trimmers and 3 blowers.
  2. MrRob

    MrRob LawnSite Member
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    how many acres is the cemetery?
  3. Precision Cuts

    Precision Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Close to 4 acres
  4. anthonyslandscaping

    anthonyslandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Figure out your cost per hour to operate and what your perferred profit margin is. Bingo you have your price.
  5. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,540

    4 acres with one 32" walk behind :hammerhead:
  6. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,463

    If you have no idea then why do you have a four man crew?
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Try $30 pmh, keep in mind that's a wee tight but if bid properly
    ought to come out somewhere in the competitive ball park.

    So don't low ball it, don't high jack it either, just bid it like you
    would any job involving that same 4 man crew.
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I think he doesn't know HOW to bid using a 4 man crew. Then he wants to use a 32" mower! He'll never be able to submit a reasonable bid if that's all he plans on using. He needs to pass on this bid and let someone with the proper equipment do it.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm onto this tack as well but either ask
    straight up and don't play no games, or expect whatever answer comes.
    Because if that is the case, which it appears to be...
    Then he should have asked that!

    And likely would have still arrived at the same answer later down...

    I think it could be done, but I'm not arguing this point.

  10. Precision Cuts

    Precision Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    In case yall havent read the original thread it is a graveyard. A 32" is the bggest you can fit and u cant even get to everything. The rest in straight trimming. i have a 60 and a 52 but they cant fit anywhere. I understand how to bid and have 73 clients. I am just wondering if your price goes down when you are only running a 32" because running a 60 for an hour is a lot more expensive then running a trimmer for an hour.

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