. My Question is what are the Low ballers charging per Thousand or Acre to mow HOA Greenbelts or ROW (Right Of Way). I say Low Baller because these bids go to the Lowest price Bid. MY REASON FOR ASKING is I am just trying to figure out how Valley Crest is making Money. Valley Crest is Mowing a Large HOA Green Belt with a Golf Course Style $ 50,000 bat wing Toro. Former Contractors all used Bush Hogs. The Toro MULCHING Bat Wing mower was design to mow Golf Course Ruffs and rides on 8 inch wheels and Turf Tires. While some of this green belt is as smooth as a GC ruff a lot of it is not. Talking with Toro Operator, he tells me he gets stuck a lot and his truck is not 4 wheel drive. He also tells me the Mulching Deck get clotted all the time. I don't think it is hard to know why. I am Really surprised at Valley Crest Management for making a real beginner's mistake and using the wrong equipment for the job. A standard Farm style Tractor with a 3 point hitch and Finish mower would both discharge clipping and not get stuck as easy because of the large wheels. Most Tractors today are 4 wheel drive. The Toro Bat Wing might be a good machine but given the type of use, I don't think it will hold up. Of course this might be case where they have no other place to use this mower. BTW this HOA's Green Belts are so large that Valley Crest has a Full Time man only mowing it in the winter and add help in the summer rainy season. Many Years ago I looked hard at County ROW bids. they were going for $0.25 a thousand or $ 10.00 an acre including Trash pick up before mowing. I am told they have not gone up a great deal. However I would like to know the actual average price for mowing Greenbelts today. .