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bid help please????

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zohhhsix, May 24, 2007.

  1. zohhhsix

    zohhhsix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I need some help with a bid I need to submit. How much should I charge hourly for 6 men crew and basic lawn mowing equipment. I need to give them an hourly rate. Thanks
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    What you mean by basic equip?
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    If you don't know this, then you probably shouldn't be running a 6 man crew or bidding this job.
  4. zohhhsix

    zohhhsix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86


    Why the F**k are you in this section of the forum if you can't help and just have smart ass comments. Almot everyone in this section is looking for help or ideas. If you can't help, just shutup.
  5. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    It's gonna vary depending on how long the job takes if it's a tiny job you'll need a little more per hour, but I usually wind up grossing between $37.00 & $45.00 per man hour. Also I'm not so sure it's a good idea to run a 6 man crew unless they will be at 1 property all day you are gonna take a bath on windshield time. I have found that any more than 3 starts costing you a lot unless you have a large property for every day of the week or an extremely tight route.
  6. zohhhsix

    zohhhsix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Thanks Evergreenedmond!!

    This is for the county and they need 1 time 6 people crew job with 120 man hrs. All mowing and some minor trash pickup.
  7. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    he must be mistaking the slogan under the logo for "Helping professionals hack starters down together":(
  8. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    If it's mostly mowing, and you're having all 6 guys on mowers, I'd charge at least 50.00 per man hour. That equipment costs money, and you have to pay the guys for 20 hours of work(given your 120 hour figure), so even if you only pay them 10 bucks an hour, that's already 1200 in labor cost gone, now you're at 40.00/hr before you subtract fuel. And I'd assume you're paying more than 10 bucks/hr, but I don't know.

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