im trying to come up with a price im going to bid my upper class residential lawns and commercial properties at for the up coming season. this crew will run with a 20' enclosed and a 3/4 ton truck pulling it. it will run two 61'' turf tigers and one 52'' walk behind scag. blowers,whips, and edgers of course. both workers cost me $30 per hour, the truck im figuring to burn $10 an hour in gas avg., the mowers im figuring $7 an hour avg. all other things like 2 cycle gas, string and blades im figuring $3 an hour. $30- labor $17- fuel $3- supplies $50.00 an hour my direct cost. im thinking of setting my price at $1.60 a minute from when we unload to when we load, thus a lawn that takes 30 min will be billed at $48.00. keep in mind this is a top notch crew, all new trucks trailer and mowers. clean cut employees dressed like we are going out to dinner with a minimum of 4 years experience (we move very fast but do a1 work), no tats, cussing,or smoking. baggers on both mowers at no extra charge, strippers on both mowers also. i take 5% off for prepays and i pay 15% of any customer's fert&squirt bill (we dont offer that service). with any referral that stays with us for at least 2 months the original customer gets 2 mowing's free of charge. what do you guys think of this rate? to high? to low? punch the numbers and let me hear what you think?