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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenStar, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. GreenStar

    GreenStar Banned
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    hey guy's i was doing some searching on pricing.some of us out there really have really strange pricing structures.i could not find any single post to match my system.i charge by the acre and an hourly.am i alone here or do i have comrades?
     
  2. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    I start off with $35 an hour for mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing. If there is excessive trees or walkways, etc. I add $5-$10 according on how much I think it's worth.

    I can't tell you how I go by the hour thing on mowing, sure it might take 10min on a Z, but I don't go lower because of that. I just do it by instinct.
     
  3. I try to get about $80 per acre, or $75 per hour for 2 guys to cut / trim
     
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Time to put on the hip boots...or should I say chest waders? $80/acre? I don't care if you live in Utopia...that's insane! I've heard it all now! All the power to ya if so...
     
  5. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
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    I charge $60 per acre.
     
  6. GreenStar

    GreenStar Banned
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    my structure runs like this...
    $35 an acre
    $48 an hour
    3 acres an hour....35x3=105+48=153
    this might clear things up a bit.
    $80 an acre huh, we used to have a saying in the navy
    "save your watch,the compartment is fillin up"
    do ya see what i'm sayin guy?
     
  7. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    For you guys that charge by the acre, does that include trimming, edging and blowing or just cutting?

    I don't have any properties that large but I would definately get more than $80 to cut one.
     
  8. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Uh...Greenstar...if I am guy...I wasn't talking to you...you didn't say $80/acre did you?

    Henry...you are out of your mind if you think you're gonna get over $80 an acre......stick with the smaller lawns
     
  9. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I think Lawnboy is pretty much on target. I charge around $50 for a 1/2 acre to mow, blow and go. With insurance, taxes, labor, and such I still think I'm a little on the cheap side. Russ
     
  10. GreenStar

    GreenStar Banned
    Posts: 114

    no scraper your not the guy...the boy's the guy....
    alright i need to do my route sheets for tommorrow.
    have a good week fellow tradesman.









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