156750K Mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DBLC, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Messages: 130

    What should be the correct price for mowing 156000 ft2 of lawn? Flat open mowing with minimal weedeating & No edging. The property will be sprayed and is level. Thanks!
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    I used to mow 5 acres that was flat with about 50 trees. It would take me about 2.5 hours and I charged $125.00.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Wow, I thought you meant 156,750,000 sq ft of mowing.

    In my area it would run around $150 to $200.
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Three and a half acres if I calculate that correctly. I'm with Richard. Probably in the $150 - 200 range myself, depending upon the amount of trimming/weedeating. If it was mow - only and not overgrown, I'd probably shoot for $150. BTW, I would be using a 60" ZTR.
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    3 1/2 acres huh - I bid about 3 accounts this year with 3 to 4 acres at $15 per acre plus $20 unload fee ($15 for every acre or part of acre - ie 3.5 acres is $15x4 = $60) -

    I use the above formula up to 6-8 acres, and after that there is no unload fee.

    So far out of 16 bids on commercial jobs from 1.5 acres to 22 acres I have landed 2 - count them TWO

    One is the 1.5 ($15 x2 = 30 + $20 unload = $50)
    #two is 17 acres at $249, and was informed I barely won.
    The good new is that the 17 acres is wide open, no trees, no trimming, just mow - (2.5 hrs is my estimate in time - me-myself-and I) which will gross me about $100 per hr. one machine.
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Please show us all pictures of the machine you will use and the cut it leaves on the 17 acre job.
  7. Grass King

    Grass King LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77


    You can mow 17 acres in 2.5 hrs. What do you have on that mower, a super charge.
  8. Cut 2 Please

    Cut 2 Please LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    The only thing I can figure is he must have a Flex-Deck on a 72" deck.
  9. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    The Dixie I have with the 27HP generac and 60" deck could mow 3.5 acres in under 1 hr....I'd charge roughly 90
  10. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176


    $1 per k + a $20 stop fee.

    $1 x 156.000 + $20 stop fee = $179.00.

    To bag it = $2 per k + $20 stop fee.

    $ per k should go up with the level of difficulty.

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