Help on a estimate

WilliamsandSonLawnCare

LawnSite Member
Hey guys I'm new here.

Someone asked me to mow 5 acres this summer. A contact from may to September. I have a exmark zero turn 42 inch. Just mowing nothing else.
How much do you usually charge for 1 acre?


Please feel free to include anything you think I should be aware of or know that would help.
 

Zachary McCollum

LawnSite Member
I agree witht the first guy I saw posted, $1 a minute. However, this is a much larger job so I would raise my prices. I say $1.15 a minute if over 2 and 1/2 - 3 acres. It's much more wear and tear on your mower and usually you have to do a lot of walking as far as weedeating and edging goes. I have an account that is 5-6 acres and I charged $0.85 a minute. I really way under charged. They were just as happy with $1.15 a minute when they saw my work and knew I could handle the job. Just keep that in mind. Hope that helps. If you want to keep doing such large jobs, you might consider purchasing a larger mower.

Zachary McCollum
 

spazfam

LawnSite Member
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Depending on how the terrain is and if it there is just flat out mowing, it should take you about 3hrs with 1 42" and I would be around 175-200.00.
 

grassmaster06

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
downriver,mi
I was thinking it was being cut with a 60 ,a 42 will take a while and efficiency is not on your side so basically know your numbers so you can make money instead of thinking your making $
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