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Bid / estimate a bike trail

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by meets1, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    I have never had you guys price something for me cuz usually we have a good handle on things. Here is our project.

    City operated bike/walking trail. All is paved, about 10 ft wide.

    2 guys, one with 52" Z and one with trimmer

    It took roughly 8 gallons of gas, 7 hours total of mowing and 7.5 hours trimming.

    The city has mowed b/f but no trimming all summer. That is why it took so long.

    There were about 700 trees within a 4- 5 miles strecth of walkway.

    What would you charge?
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    No one willing to give me their 2 cents worth??
  3. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    $60 per hour per laborer..

    So.. mowing 2 guys 7 hours = 840

    trimming 2 guys 7.5 hours = 900

    Total = $1740 + tax
  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Do you have a goal per man hour? If so, I would take that times the 14.5 hours you have wrapped up in the job. You are tying up a 2 man crew for pretty much a full 8 hour day. I would want to get about $600 for the job. Keep in mind, I am solo, and do mostly residential work, so I could be way out of line also.

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