16 acres to mow at $60 an acre, High or low

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by grnbld, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. grnbld

    grnbld LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    16 acres to mow at $60 an acre. Do you think this high or low? Area is flat and open.
  2. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I did something similar to this recently. I had to mow 22 acres with line trimming around some school buildings. The way I priced it, I know that I can mow blow and go one acre in about 1 hour. Therefore I charged 22 X $50 per hour (my current hourly rate). It was a days work with both of my mowers going wide open all day long. It yielded a GREAT return for us.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    High for that amount of property, good for you though. :clapping:
  4. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I think you will lose the bid to someone with a 60" rider who will do it for 300.00.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Unfortunately,....that's about the truth.
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    In this area you may get a 1/4 of that per acre.
  7. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    60 an acre for bush hog mowing not lawn mowing, more like $40
  8. EJD Lawnpride

    EJD Lawnpride LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    That would go for $45/acre around here
  9. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I'm thinking that sounds high too !! Just be careful not ot overprice yourself so that you lose the job.
  10. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Flat and open? how much trimming? that is the big factor. does it have to be bagged? or can you let it fly.
    I would bid 30-35 an acre pending how open and how much trimming. Using a 72"z that would be roughly 4 hrs worth of work pending weather so make it an even 5 hrs. thats 480 per mow at 10 hrs you are averaging 48 an hr.

    With a 52" z we mow 3 acres in about 45 min and another 15-25 trim and blow. we get 95 a cut. However we have another that is 2.5 and takes 3 man hours on average and only get 120 per mow.

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