5 acre price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JRS Landscaping, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    i got a chance to bid on cutting 5 acres of grass all side dischage and trimmed everyother time
    i realize the final price depends on trimming time and obstructions on the lots
    can anyone give me a ball park
    ill be using my 48" tthp but if i get it im going to invest in a 61" scag hydro because i know someone selling one for about $1000
  2. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

  3. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    At the risk of sounding extremely rude, if you don't have the confidence and the expertise to quote on such a property, you shouldn't be trying to.

    With that said

    We have acre and a quarter property that takes 2 hours to do and 5 acres that takes one and a half hours to cut and trim. It depends. . .
  4. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I could do it for $100 here in South Ga.............And be done in 45-55 minutes:weightlifter:

    Every Region Differs
  5. NCLCRB #1370

    NCLCRB #1370 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hilly or flat? Rough or smooth? Type of grass or weeds being cut? Lots of trees? Need more info or a photo.
  6. koop

    koop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Around here, 5 acres with no extreme hills, cut once a weak side discharged and trimmed every two weeks runs around $70. Slightly above average number of trees but all are mulched.
  7. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    I wouldn't be in business for those prices. 50- 55 acre here and it goes down on properties above 3 acres. Reasonably, atleast 35 an acre. But 70 for 5 acres doesn't seem worth it imo.
  8. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I did a 5 acre estate years ago-( 2000ish ) it was flat / smooth terrrain, i used a 72" mulch deck, st. aug. / bermuda, huge home w/ fountain and circular drive, tennis court, pool backside of home, mow time was bout 2.5 hour and edgeing and trimming bout the same.
    this place would consistently eat up 12-15 man hours with all the detail work and of course they did'nt want to pay what it was worth.
  9. danielmorvant

    danielmorvant LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    i cut a fiva acre property for $150.00 takes about an hour and a halve thats including trim work
  10. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    Best i can recall i avg. 22 dollars per man hour!!!!! YESSSSHHHHHH

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