Mowing Schools

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CLC, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I just had my local schools call looking for a price per mow. Its about 13 acres of flat activity feilds and 2 acres of small islands and around buildings.
    I hate to ask but what is a rough price per cut I should charge with or with out trimming? I just want to be in the ballpark, I havent had to bid on 15 acres at a time.
    Thanks so much!
  2. calvinslawnservices

    calvinslawnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    What's your price for one acre?

  3. about $15 per acre.
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    15 seems real low
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  5. Grassman67

    Grassman67 LawnSite Member
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    Just go mow it for free once then you will know what to bid. LOL
    There are a lot of threads on this forum about how to calculate your operating cost and productivity with your equipment. Do some more reading. There is no way anyone can tell you what to bid.
  6. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    If you charge $15 an acre, you may be in over your head. Do you even know what 1 acre is? I won't fire up my mower for less than $20 & that is a postage stamp sized city lot. At that price per acre, you can't tell me you have insurance.
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  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I could bring 3 crew's out for $12.50 an acre. With insurance and some of the worker's even pay taxes!
  8. Grassman67

    Grassman67 LawnSite Member
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    ""some of the worker's even pay taxes! ""

    What kind of deal are you running here.
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    You must be in a really populated area. I can barely get $10 per acre over here.
  10. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    lets stay on track! thanks for the input. $15 is out of the question Im leaning to 35-60 per acre

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