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First estimate need help

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by yokes, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. yokes

    yokes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I need to know what to charge for mowing, trimming, and blowing off a 50,000 sq ft property. It will take around 45 min to complete. There is about 15 min. worth of trimming with the weed eater. There are no hills or other obstacles just a few trees.
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    135.00 per cut
  3. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    45 min. to an hour, I would say around $50-$60 a cut.
  4. Young Lawn Boy

    Young Lawn Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I would say $50 a cut
  5. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    $30 minimum of 5,000 sqft and a dollar for every 1000 sqft after that so $75.00!
  6. sikagrass

    sikagrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Dont get me wrong but seems like it would take me longer than 45 minutes to do a job like that(50,000 s.f.) so 50.00 would seem very low to me.
  7. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    Yea I agree. It will take longer than that. If your one guy and have a zrt at full speed then you may get out of there in 45 min in the summer. Not in the spring a week or 2 after the fert kicks in. I wouldn't touch it for anything under $60 per cut. You bagging, throwing, or mulching? And with what kind of mower?
  8. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Well depends on the mower he's using.

    My dad's property is an acre, not exactly flat, and there are about a dozen trees, a jungle gym, and a clothesline to go around.

    I can cut it in 40 minutes with the TT. Another 20 to trim and blow off.

    If this is flat with few obstacles, and he's using a 60" Z, I can see a fair chunk of time being knocked off that.

    In any case, from the description, I'd charge 60-75 per cut.
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    thats a little over an acre so I would say somewhere around $75
  10. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    If you bid 75 you will not get it. I would charge somewhere between 45-50.

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