My very own what would you charge thread!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LushGreenLawn, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey Guys,

    I already have a price in mind for this, and am usually pretty confident with my pricing, but want to see how I compare on this property. All of my lawns so far are under 2 acres.

    What would you charge to mow 6 acres, completely open, with no trimming?

    I am getting this property as part of a package deal with two other 1/2 acre properties (This should not affect the price, quote it like its only the 6 acre property) . The old lawncare guy would only cut grass, and they want someone they can go to for landscaping issues also. I was told as long as I'm not outragously more expensive than the last guy, that I would get it. I know the person in charge of making the decision personally.
     
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    hold to your word..... $10 bucks
     
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know my price too but I don't see it flying. :waving:
     
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you know the guy making the decision personally you should be asking him the question and go from there.
     
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
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    How long will it take, on what type of machine? Is it smooth, thin grass (cut at 10mph)? Or is it bumpy thick turf (5mph)? I always compare these unusual ones to regular ones in terms of earnings...so ask yourself how many $50 lawns could you do in the same time period.

    Anyhow, it may be possible to cut it in 2 or 3 hrs with one large mower at top speed. Maybe $150 or $200?
     
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are solo multiply the hours it would take by 100.00. If you run a two man crew multiply by 150.00.
     
  8. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    6 acres wide open easy field mowing-an hours work for a big Tiger or DC---150 tops!--eepecially if you alreeady own the equipment!
     
  9. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    240.00 no triming maybe 200 but nothing less.
     
  10. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    For the guys asking about equipment, ect. It does not matter what kind of equipment one has when determining price. I understand that you are trying to get a certain amount per hour, but What if I was push mowing it and then bought a ZTR, would I lower my price?


    I was thinking more along the lines of $300. I usually get around $70 per acre for residential lot, but with trimming. I wanted to make sure I wasen't cutting myself short with the price, I guess if anything I am a little high, which is where I want to be. I'll try it and see what kind of pushback I get.
     

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