What would you charge for this job?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    First cut down 3-4ft tall grasses on both sides of a small stream that runs through the lawn with a Stihl brush cutter. Then pulled it all out onto the lawn with a metal rake. Dropped the deck on the Z and plowed it all up with that. then backed the truck up to the piles and threw them in. Filled the back of the truck about as much as possible but just 1 trip. Dumped it down a bank on site. Trimmed the whole area to give it a smoother finished look. Last, blew the remaining bit in the lawn back into the stream. 6 hours going pretty much as fast as possible.


    Equipment used

    truck
    mower
    trlr
    2 trimmers
    blower
    rakes
     
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    6 X $85= $510 thats my minimum.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh...

    In that case I would've took my time and made sure it took all of 8 hours so then I can bill them 650...
    Come to think of it why should I be so shy, if I stretch it out to 12 hours I bill a grand even?
    Especially since I don't got a clue as to how much work it involved.

    Then again, maybe this was already like that. :p
     
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    6x$70.00= $420.00
     
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    toppy, i earn about 85 an hour mowing on average. Why would i stop my profitable mowing to work for less cleaning somebodys yard? A 6 hour fall cleanup is over $800 in my neck of the woods. Lets hear how you charge?
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    wha?........
     
  7. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dude, wish I could gt half that around here. ya'll must be rich up in them thar northen states. :)
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    sounds a little exagerated to me... I was thinking 400
     
  9. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well the same $125,000 home down there would cost $400,000 up here. Prices are higher but so are costs of living. Its all relative. Its easy to get caught up comparing eachothers billing while forgetting were in different markets.
     
  10. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats $66 per hour. Thats respectable.
     

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