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Bidding on 7 acre mow in Northeastern PA. Use there equipment.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mtngoat, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Mtngoat

    Mtngoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I had seven acres to mow here in NE PA and I used there equipment.
    Some of it was very wet, most of it easily drivable with the rider.
    Had to go over wet spots 2-3 times to get it where I felt it was acceptable.(about 1 acre parcel) I was offered 150 dollars every time I mowed the 7 acre parcel. Sometimes it took me 2 days, Keep in mind- i was using there equipment. Old rider with a 40 inch deck.There gas.My weed wacker- and cut all the weeds around the entire perimiter also.
    Ya have to start somewhere.
    So lets say I have my own rider now. Where should I be priceing this?
    looking for entry level rider also. Any advice on this would be great thank you. Signed Green with envy.
    Thank You Mtngoat
  2. Dave655

    Dave655 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Mtngoat, I think you got ripped off!!! You say it takes you all day so I'm assuming that that's about seven to eight hours a day, so that's only about ten dollers an hour!! Please Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think thats a little low.
  3. Mtngoat

    Mtngoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Absolutely i,m with you on the Ripp Off! So where should I be with using my own equipment?
  4. Dave655

    Dave655 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I don't quite know what you mean?
  5. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    300.00- 400.00 useing your equipment.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    all your own stuff need to be atleast 65 acre
  7. Mtngoat

    Mtngoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Thank you! Now we are getting somewhere. Ok so im thinking it should have been around 350-360 trimming included?
  8. Mtngoat

    Mtngoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    65 acre 7 acres including all trimming. 455 that sound about correct?

    Dusty my e mail is mtngoat167@yahoo.com Maybe you can point me in the correct direction.
  9. Dave655

    Dave655 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    That sounds about right!!
  10. qball98

    qball98 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Around $320 is where I would price it unless there is an excessive amount of trimming.

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