How much for 6.2 acres

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by birddseedd, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gauranteed that's what happened, someone probly came in at $90. 6 acres in my area would be pushin $500 a cut.
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  2. JMH Development

    JMH Development LawnSite Member
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    Flat level acre with no obstructions... $65.00 per acre... $390.00 per cut min.
     
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    I'll just assume you guys bidding $300 + are running 48's.

    I agree with Snyder's, 6.2 acres should take no more than an hour and a half with the right equipment.
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    yep.

    but i do not see how 100 is loosing money. im still making over 60 bucks an hour.

    well. was.
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    I never said $100 was losing money. My price would have been higher depending on a few factors. If those factors weren't an issue I would agree for billable time the mowing could be done in about an hour and a half which would be decent money @ $100-$200 per mow.
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    others said it was loosing money. ill try for at least 150. the lot is for profit afterall. although, if they want me to start trimming head stones i want a per hour cost.
     
  7. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    birdseed, if it takes 2.5 hours to cut and you are paid $100 that is $40/hr. Figure your travel time , fuel to travel and cut, and the wear and tear on the machine, you would not be making that much. :drinkup:
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    that was on my 48" walk behind. its more like 1.5 with my toro
     
  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's Almost losing money. Fuel, drive time, wear/tear. Replacement costs, Opportunity costs, then pay taxes, you've made under $30 for the time on site. Add in all the other time it takes... We aren't pulling these 200-275 prices out of our butts. I've been in this 9 years. Last 2 years I've been really paying attention to my numbers. You'd be surprised.

    You're saying "made 60/hour"

    Hell, I made 895 today, gross. But didn't bring home near that.
    It's only money. Might as well do it for $50
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