Would someone mind helping me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dodgeplower, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. dodgeplower

    dodgeplower LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering what some other companies charge for either square footage or acres. I have the opportunity to bid on 30 acres of mowing. mostly open ground 5 acres of bagging and the rest just needs mowed. Anyone?
     
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    Ok, what type of mowing does that 25 acres need? Finish cut or rough cut?

    Is it all at one location?
    Does that 25 acres need trimming?
    How much trimming on the 5 acres?


    With that info I am sure some one can get you in the ballpark.

    my guess... $845... but thats shooting from the hip with no info.
     
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    $ 845 is too high !! Assuming you have the proper equipment to do the job it shouldn't take more than a day ... proper equipment means a ZTR that can do 5 acres per hour, etc. Making this type of assumption, I would say broad brush, the job should be around $ 450 - 500 !!
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    Well 5 acres bagged,Thats gotta be about $45 an acre. So the other 25 acres is only worth $11 an acre?
     
  5. dodgeplower

    dodgeplower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    The 5 acres is to be kept pristine. The other 25 does need to me finished mowed. I have an appointment there tommorrow but i would say there is 3 hours of trimming. Also there is 13000 sqft specified in the bid that needs to be sprayed with round up. It is all on the same property and is to be mowed together each week.
     

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