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Another (but first by me) bid question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SILVERSTREAK INC, Mar 1, 2008.


    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Opinions on bid:

    hey guys a mgmt company called me earlier today looking for a price to cut this: its about 770 long by 400 wide, middle is pretty flat, i run one 48, 2 60" and one lazer 60" but would run a 3 guy crew on this, one weedwacker one lazer and one 60/48 guy ....normally i don't ask this kinda stuff but thought i might.....

    it comes to around 7 acres all together, just cut and cleanup, they have their own fert contract with someone else, so obviously theyre looking for the cheapest mow and go says the mgmt company

  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    If no edging, around $650.
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    I dont know about price, but I would be sure its clear that fall leaf clean up will be billed seperate: X per hour or whatever.
  4. Indy Kyle

    Indy Kyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    I was thinking 6 or 650 but if they just want to go with the cheapest don't expect to get it for that.

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    thanks guys, i was hoping to shoot for 650 at least, more like 675 and an extra 75 each time we edge walkways, every other week

    and yeah a 2 part leaf cleanup will be in the neighborhood of like 1100 each occurrence for that place, tons of leaves
  6. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    I wish we got that kind of money around here. :cry:
    I'm getting lowballed bad this year, guys putting in very low mowing bids to some of my accounts. Thankfully, I haven't lost any yet.
  7. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    ONLY $75 to edge every other week? You will die edging a place like that. I had one that was about that size it it took about 4 hours to edge weekly. $18.75 an hour to edge is a little low. It took longer to edge and trim than it did to mow the place.

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    well as for edging its only the outside perimiter of the place, the walkways going to the units are blacktop and dont require anythin and none of the parking area has curbs

    i looked at the place again today, its a crap hole, and google earth is right on with measurments! ill prolly go at 650 and see what happens

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