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11 acre apartment complex

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JoshsLawnService, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. JoshsLawnService

    JoshsLawnService LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I would like know what u guys would charge per acre to mow with 3 guys and your self. Two would be mowing and two trimming.
    It takes between 5 to 8 hours depending on how hard u work and there is a lot of trimming. around 45 buildings and a lot of trees and objects.
    Its a estimate i am giving and dont want to under cut or go to high on price
    Im in Michigan, I usually charge around $60 to 65 an acre
    Want to know if im in the ballpark or not.
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    cnt give advice for Michigan, were here in Texas. but I can tell you, that sounds low

    also make sure you dont screw this up, get everythign in writing, color change, sprinkler system. how many times to trim the hedges, to be honest with 2 guys down here were pulling in 5 to 6 hunderd a day.

    so with 3 guys I would have to bid that around 7 to 800.00 per week.
    it would be diffrent from state to state, as you know its hot here in texas. with 3 guys there is NO way we could do that in 5 to 8 hrs,

    Best of luck and keep us posted

    GOOSEHANSON LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    you can't make any money on that price if you were around here...I charge at least $60.00 a man hour...sounds like you would be waayy under that but I am solo and can pull it off....are you saying it will take 4 guys 5-8 hours to finish the job?...8X60= 480.00 by 4 if you are paying equal $120.00 a day minus taxes and insurance...doesn't seem worth it at all..bohiaa sounds closer to what I would figure...

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