how much to charge?anyone?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scooper, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. scooper

    scooper LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 4

    I got a job i was asked to bid on, its a perimeter around a subdivison thats almost a mile long. with a fence all the way around and a few trees too. Its about a 40ft with being the widest spot which runs along the side of a road? What would be a good estimate for this job?
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Are you cutting with a 22" mower or a 12' batwing on a farm tractor?

  3. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    what kind of fence is this fine turf or ruff turf can ya roundup along the fence so you wont have to trim it and like guido said what size mower ???? more info plz
  4. scooper

    scooper LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 4

    i am using a toro hydro with 44'' deck, the fence is wood, and the turf is kinda ruff...
  5. Just Cut

    Just Cut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    If it is not extremly ruff, 40x5280= 4.8 acres, time estimate appx 4 to 5 hours, 300.00 - 400.00 to mow & trim
  6. Tim Canavan

    Tim Canavan LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 218

    walk one length of the area at your mower speed (or drive it), then multiply it by how many strips you'll do. Add in the weedeating and charge a dollar a minute. You'll make money.:cool:
    Is it for a friend? Is it in a community that you allready have accounts in? If so, you might want to go a little cheaper. If it's far away, make it worth your while. Good luck.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Why don't you just ask them to let you mow it once in order to tell how long it will take and then give the bid? :D
  8. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Jim has a good idea. I have done this before and then given a very accurate bid after knowing exactly how long it took me to do. On residentials they are usually standard and easy to bid but on a large comm. property I find it more difficult to bid accurately just by looking and guessing. Good luck.
  9. Here's the answer. $200
  10. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    What a great post!

    Any more pearls of wisdom?

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