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Bidding Local Home Depot. I need help,Please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNMAN777, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. LAWNMAN777

    LAWNMAN777 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I have been mowing residential for around 3 months and I am trying to get into the commercial end of this. I have measured all of the grass. I understand the dollar a minute, But I have no idea how long this is going to take me. I will be mowing it with a walker 36"GHS. There is a total 52000 square feet with about 6 small trees every 1000 square feet. This is almost 5 acres and I have been told $90 an acre. But $450 sounds kind of low considering all of the edge and trimming time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    I can mow 5 acres in 2.5 hrs with z1640',so at $90 an acre thats not bad.!and I trim in 40min so 3hrs 10 min for $450. i would be happy. go for it.
  3. LAWNMAN777

    LAWNMAN777 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    you think I could do it that fast? Is my bid to high? I have no idea. I will be mowing this from mid February to Mid November, so does $18,000 annually sound to high?
  4. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    How many square feet in an acre?

    BALDEAGLE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    43559.7 sq.ft.-=1 acre
  6. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 458

    Apparantly 10,400
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    which is it?.............. 10,400,.............. 43,560? big difference.
  8. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Home Depot = Very slow payers......
  9. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    5 acres in 2.5 hrs? that's pretty slow. My Dixie Chopper mows 4.5 acres per hour
  10. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 458

    4.5 acres per hour
    2.25 acres in 30 minutes
    1.125 acres in 15 minutes
    .56 acres in 7.5 minutes

    All I can say is
    Wow :rolleyes:

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