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They wonder why I won't give a quote before I see the property

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by arblazeman, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. arblazeman

    arblazeman LawnSite Member
    from Ar
    Posts: 11

    Maybe because I've seen too much of this:





  2. arblazeman

    arblazeman LawnSite Member
    from Ar
    Posts: 11

    So I have to ask what would you guys have charged for that lot?

    Ended up like this:




  3. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    Thats CRAZY.....I bet you would find all kinds of things in there.
  4. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,757

    Mowed one the other day that made that stuff look short! I charged by the hour, but made the mistake of putting a cap on it, so I ended up eating one hour. Still came out OK, but it taught me to not open my big mouth! Wish I had taken some before/after pictures myself I've actually mowed three places like that this year, all over 2 acres. Good extra money, but jeez, talk about dusty.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    I think I could have weed eated that down in less than one hour easy and mulched it in another 30 minutes.....$75
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I did one the other day that wasn't near that bad for $80.
  7. David Hartzog

    David Hartzog Banned
    Posts: 532

    I would charge at least $100.00
    Why? I don't think its fare to have to come in and clean up what was neglected if that person was paying some one to keep it clean they would of probably payed $200.00to $300.00 by now people let things go so they don't have to pay for continuing service.
  8. arblazeman

    arblazeman LawnSite Member
    from Ar
    Posts: 11

    Thats what I thought too and gave it a go.... but there was some awful thick low (IE: just below waist level) growing crap mixed in there that the wacker just couldn't take out very quickly. Still got done in less than 2 hrs.
  9. Skyking

    Skyking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 216


    What did you get?
  10. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 806

    Huh... I could have used my 96" super dupper mower and doned it in less than 5 mins. Maybe $20 at the most.

    :) :rolleyes:

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