Large acreage mowing price?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by teamoneoutdoors, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. teamoneoutdoors

    teamoneoutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Hi guys! New to the site. Been reading for a while but just registered. In my area most professionals try to operate @ $1 per minute in mowing residential properties. Should you still use that guideline when quoting out a large tract(20 acres) that needs to be rotary cut with a compact tractor vs finish mowing with a zero turn. Property has about 300 linear feet of trimming. Do you think $900 is too high or low. Thanks for your help.

    Team One Outdoors, LLC
     
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    $1.00 a min is kind of on the low side. I would try and get a little more like $1.50 to 2.00 WELCOME to lawnsite..:waving: :waving:
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Around here, 20 acres would get about 400 bucks. 20 bucks an acre is the going rate for wide area mowing.
     
  4. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been quoting brush hogging at $60/hr and have not had many people sneeze at that.
     
  5. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    I charge $100 per hour with a 4 hr. minimum. And I think thats a bargain.
     
  6. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    I'D charge 50.00 bucks and acre for wide open mowing. I think 900.00 is a good deal.
     
  7. LTS Lawncare

    LTS Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Down here SO E. Texas the prices run the horizion, you have old retired folks with a tractor which will mow patures for $20.00 an acre and no minium, to the sky is the limit.
    I tried to get out of the tractor business but there were too many customers tied back to it. ( I started out as a tractor mower and moved to the lawn side) now My price is $40.00 an acre with a 5 acre minium. don't get alot of jobs but I do make $$$ when I do.
     
  8. teamoneoutdoors

    teamoneoutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the input guys!:clapping:
     
  9. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have been getting $60.00 an acre around here.
     
  10. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    I do bushhogging and my prices start at $45/acre(5' rotary). The most you'll get around here is $65/acre with a 6' rotary. It all depends on what you're cutting also. Mowing weeds is different than briars and saplings. Always allow for whatever you'll tear up and believe me, you'll tear something up. I have a 20 acre plot I mow and I charge about $900/cut, to answer your question. I also have a 9 acre lot I bushhog that I charge $700/cut because there's a long and steep embankment leading down to the highway-have to have flashers and good insurance. Hope that helps.
     

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