Price on 836,000 sqft open ground with hills

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dodgeplower, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. dodgeplower

    dodgeplower LawnSite Member
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    Anyone got a price idea for 19 acres of open ground and some hills to be mowed weekly. Thanks
     
  2. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd bid $475 19 acres at 25 an acre.
     
  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What type of mowers do you have?
     
  4. dodgeplower

    dodgeplower LawnSite Member
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    I currently run a 2 man crew with a 61 inch grasshopper diesel and a 61 inch gravely but i will be running 2 Ferris 3100 with 60 inch decks. Also there is about 8 hours of trimming and edging around the walks, drives, curbs, signs, and other odds and ends
     
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    25 an acre seems really low??
     
  6. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    that would go for $28 - $30 an acre around here
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    30-35 around here.

    then just add your man hours per week for the trimming/edging on top of the total acreage price and your set.
     
  8. dodgeplower

    dodgeplower LawnSite Member
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    thanks for everyones input. It is a large commercial bid and I am not sure i will be able to get it but i am going to give it a shot anyways.
     
  9. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its really hard to give you an idea without seeing it. It could be as low as 600 or as high as 900 around here.
     
  10. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just dont under price it. I would rather do less work and make the money on it that I should rather than try to be the largest volume guy around.
     

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