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8 acres?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by irocz106, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. irocz106

    irocz106 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Price to mow 8 acres?
    I came in at an estimate of 400.
    What do you think?
  2. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Messages: 459

    The way I do it is: Know how many acres you can do in an hr on average depending on conditions, for me 2 acres an hr. Then I decide how much I want per hr. Others just have a flat fee per acre.
  3. irocz106

    irocz106 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Why does nobody ever get the post topic answered.
    What do you think is a good price?
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    mowing and no trimming no blow. 50 per acre seems right to me. If they don't bite on that, see ya later alligator.
  5. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Messages: 459

    For me I would charge $240 for it but that is for me in my area.
  6. jrush

    jrush LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    I had a guy with a 6 acre front yard and he wantd a price to mow, he said if I did it for $300 he'd be getting a deal. I think he's paying about $400 right now.-no trimming or blowing. so for 8 acres, $400-450 NO TRIMMING
  7. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    because we haven't seen the property. never bid a job sight unseen.

    around here, $400 bucks would be good if it's flat, wide open bluegrass mix with minimal trimming. of course that's not taking into account us dollars converting to canadian dollars.
  8. irocz106

    irocz106 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Well. The canadian dollar IS at 95 cents on your dollar now, so thats not too much. *laughs* I'm gonna buy my new truck in the states now.
  9. Midwest Lawn Services

    Midwest Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    $350...with NO trimming and all flat areas. Now lets say theres trimming around a building/buildings involved and about 50 trees, parking lot etc, $400ish
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    whatever you want to get for 2 hours of your time IMO...if you can get 200 bucks an hour, go for it.

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