1st commercial Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobdaduke, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. bobdaduke

    bobdaduke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I need to know what I should charge for 3 acres of mowing for an industrial account. Do I charge more than a residential account? Also, what should I charge to aerate 3 acres? Any help would be greatful, thanks.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    what equipment do you have? how long will it take you to do it times what you need per hour.
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Charge about the same as you would for residential. Just charge what you need to make per hour to be profitable, and still be competative. I'd probably charge about $90.00 for the mowing, if there is minimal trimming. For aretion just make sure you get what you need per hour.
  4. RyanD

    RyanD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    I charge $90 for mowing an acre and a half. It is different all over the country. How much will it cost you to do the mowing. How long will it take you x how much you want to make per hour. Add these two together.
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    I bid acres with the fact in mind that I want my 9 1/2 foot mower (595 JD) to make $100 plus per hr. and my wifes 7 1/2 foot mower (495 JD) to make $75 per hr. That basically adds up to $25 per acre on most properties, because our mowers trim curbs as we mow. Heck - the guys around here only get $85-90 for big dozers and back hoes, and they have one heck of a lot more invested in their machines than I do.
  6. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    OH - BTW - My previous post probably killed this thread also. Seems my posts are a bit futuristic.
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Futuristic... :laugh: ...Ummmmm...I promise you Bradley that is not what many of us on here call your post..... :laugh:
  8. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Cool - I only am talking from experience, and I probably have less experience that 99% of the members of this site. But I do have fun mowing, and it seems to be working. Maybe in a couple of years I will be down and out, but I am going to strive to keep that from happening. Thanks - Appreciate the input and acceptance as a poster on this site. Thanks again.

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