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31 acres ...need some guidence

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by aceman71, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. aceman71

    aceman71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    31 acres includes sports fields...fairly easy mowing lots of trimming. This is a mow trim and blow bid . Any ideas will help
  2. sidebuz

    sidebuz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I would find a nice utility tractor (Kubota 3010 or JD, around 30-35 HP) and a 15 ft. batwing mower (probably a Woods). What to bid? Whatever it will bare/handle:) Have fun!
  3. hartlawnmain

    hartlawnmain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I don't know how much this will help, but I just bid on and won, going through a property management co, a 60 acre apartment complex with about 31 acres of trim mowing. For mowing, trimming and blowing only, I bid $1850 per cut. (Every ten days)
    Edging, hedges, etc are all over and above this price. Works out to about $60.00/acre but you would probably go a little lower since a lot of it's wide open space.
  4. cowcutter

    cowcutter LawnSite Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 13

    Dont underbid, with big props. like this, you really add up the hours on equip. quick. Good luck.
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Mowing 31 acres @ 15 per acre = $465
    My mower (Cost of $17,000 all new) (One operator, no Workmans comp, no employee wages) will mow 7 acres per hr, which = $465 divided by 4.5 hrs = $100+ per hr. for me on my machine. - Cost of running machine at .01% = $17 per hr. + fuel = $3 per hr, therefore, I would net $80 per hr.

    Trimming @ $48 per hr. = ? You plug in this number

    Blowing @ $48 per hr. = ? You plug in this number.

    Thanks, Brad

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