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Mowing per acre?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by millenniumlandscape, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. millenniumlandscape

    millenniumlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I wanted to know if anyone has a suggestion for a price breakdown besides the one I have come up with please view mine then tell me what you think.

    Number of Acres Price Per. Acre Price Cut Per. Acre

    1 `
    2 $105.00 $(5.00)
    3 $100.00 $(10.00)
    4 $95.00 $(15.00)
    5 $90.00 $(20.00)
    6 $85.00 $(25.00)
    7 $80.00 $(30.00)
    8 $75.00 $(35.00)
    9 $70.00 $(40.00)
    10 $65.00 $(45.00)
    11 $60.00 $(50.00)

    $935.00 $275.00 in savings
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656


    Here's to hoping. You aren't even in the ballpark. An acre (1) in the Philadelphia suburbs can fetch up to $60, but that's with obstacles and other variables. Wide open an acre goes for around $35. Price goes down from that as acreage increases. What kinda mower are you using? A 21"?

    Unless I'm reading your chart wrong.
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    I can't make heads or tails out of this chart you have.:confused:
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Looks to me like at 2 acres its $105 per acre. 3 acres is $100 per acre. Right?

    If your talking comm'l, you'll be lucky to get that. Residential, I would doubt it. I've been running around $65 to $75 per acre. If its wide open, and more than 1 acre I will do it for less. I have a wide open church that is 2 acres. From off the trailer to on (cutting time) its 35-40 minutes.
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I bid properties at $28/acre for flat, wide area mowing with minimal obstacles. I bid properties at $55 acre for hilly, wide area mowing with lots of obstacles, berms, dips etc.

    Then I add up the time for trimming and blowing up to $32/hr.

    Heres a thread that may be of greart assistance in answering your question as well:
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I NEVER quote by the acre. I quote a job by how long I think it's going to take to mow. And I round off by increments of 15 minutes (kind of what an attorney does).

    If I'm not sure how long it will take the first or second time, I ask my new customer if I can mow it once, keep track of our time, and then tell him/her what it will cost in the future. This way, I don't leave money on the table nor do I take advantage of someone new.

    Hourly rate for mowing is $65. Extra for vacuuming, up to $95 depending on the job and conditions. For the past 7 years, it's worked pretty well.
  7. stahls2

    stahls2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I don't understand your chart, but here is my break down.

    1. Mowing and Blowing: $.001 per square foot. Minimum $26.50
    Other factors, distance, obstacles to mow around, etc. Increases price.
    2. Edging: $.10 linear foot
    3. Fertilization: $.002 per square foot.

    I have been told already this year, these prices are approx. $5-10.00 cheaper than everyone else in my area.

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