Hey guys, A lot of you probably recognize me from the Plowsite forums, but today is my first day on Lawnsite. I am not a landscaper... but have been asked a favor by one of my long-time commercial plow customers, who also happens to be a neighbour. Her husband died last fall and she now has a large property to maintain and has asked if I can take care of a few things for her, including mowing the lawn. I figured it wouldn't be a problem since I have to do my own, and another neighbour's already (vacation house) that I barter for... but my problem now is that I have no idea how to quote out a lawn-cutting project, and what the going rates are. The 'lawn' is more or less a well-kept field--about 8 acres she said. Smaller trees, a fair number of them. Needs basically to be kept short, nothing fancy... followed up with a hit from a weed eater. Not a big deal. Her son figured it was between 6-8 hrs a week of work. There are two options: I can use my own equipment, or theirs. I have no idea what they have, so I lean towards my own. I have an older International diesel with a 6' finishing mower on the rear and a JD214 garden tractor with 46" deck. I would have to buy a new weedeater, probably will be leaning towards a cheaper unit since this isn't really full-time... probably a Poulan Pro since I already have had excellent success with their 20" chainsaw and leafblower... and already have mixed fuel for their ratio. I need to come up with a price for each option. Sorry if this isn't in the right section, I'm not familiar with the sections on this site...! Is there anything else I need to know for this job? Its very informal. More of a favor than anything else. I am not looking to get rich off her, but don't want to work for free either. Just looking for a fair quote. PS she is also a friend of my mom's so I don't want to overdo it either. Thanks guys!