Help on a estimate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WilliamsandSonLawnCare, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. WilliamsandSonLawnCare

    WilliamsandSonLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    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.
  2. heinzjjr

    heinzjjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    $1 a minute/$60 a hr
  3. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I would charge 120-175 depending on the difficulty of terrain.
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  4. Zachary McCollum

    Zachary McCollum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    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
  5. Salcido Lawn

    Salcido Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I agree with grassmaster06!
  6. Tizzy

    Tizzy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 383

    id charge about 175. for just mowing. if they want trimming it would be a more depending on amount.
  7. spazfam

    spazfam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    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.
  8. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    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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