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Finish Mow Cost Per Acre

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by urbanlw, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. urbanlw

    urbanlw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Hey Guys,
    I wanted to see what everyone was charging per acre or per hour to finish mow.
    I have a couple of 3 acres plus properties and am trying to stay around the 65 an hour price range which does include one man line trimming. We are making ok money I just think I could charge more, this equipment and fuel is not cheap.:usflag:
  2. urbanlw

    urbanlw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    With the 737's we are running we can do about 2 acres an hour. Another thought is if 2 man crew goes out and mows 8 hrs in a day that truck will only make 520 which over half goes to expenses. Sounds to cheap. Maybe it should be more of in line of 65 an acre, and 100 an hour..????, What are you guys charging for those large mow only properties??
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    You mean, you need help bidding this lot?
  4. urbanlw

    urbanlw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    No not at all,, most of our properties are this big ass lots and are 500k plus homes and can afford to pay a fair rate. I heard a couple of years ago that 65 an hour was an average. But I think it should be around 80-100 an hour.

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