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Bid on larger property

rcslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Champaign, IL
Its not up for bid this year as it is already contracted, but I just have to find out what you guys would bid this property at. He doesn't know the acreage, but figures someone could help me put a google map of it up here to look at it that way. any takers?
 
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rcslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Champaign, IL
I cant seem to find a map that has the exact area so you can see it, Any other good map finders than google? I would think it would be close to 8 acres of mowing, hilly terrain. What's your going rate per acre? Is there any way I can measure by walking it?
 

djagusch

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
MN
The county may have a GIS map that will show acres.

For price per acre. I can show you many different rates for a acre depending on what's on it (hilly, trees(short/tall), fences, gardens, rocks, etc).

Also what are you running a 48" rider is alot different than a 72" 15mph rider.

So a person needs alot more info than given.
 
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rcslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Champaign, IL
Hey there, it is mainly rolling hills, zero trees. I will be using a John Deere Z925 with a 60" deck. I will be a one mower operation.
 

djagusch

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
MN
Hey there, it is mainly rolling hills, zero trees. I will be using a John Deere Z925 with a 60" deck. I will be a one mower operation.
Guessing that is a 10 to 12mph mower. Comparable to my Scag. Flat 2.7 acres with a normal mowing schedule will be alittle under an hour. If that is 8 acres rolling hills (some slowing down in a normal shape) should be in the 2.5 to 3 hr range. Just enter your hourly rate. I got one 8 acre place but with trees, houses, sheds, and etc. I charge $190 and takes 3 hrs w/trimming but I'm also running a Super Z 72" on the property.
 
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rcslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Champaign, IL
Awesome, that makes sense. Wish I could get a picture of it somehow on here so you could actually see the area. He wanted a bid of my price in case this guy that is contracted does not work out.
 
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