Help price a soccer field

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NateinAtl, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. NateinAtl

    NateinAtl LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 121

    I have been asked to mow a soccer field just two times. There will be no trimming, edging, or blowing. All I have to do is mow a new bermuda grass area that is 70 yards by 120 yards. For those of you that do athletic complexes, what should I charge? Just mowing with a 48" Exmark walk behind. No sulkie.

    Thanks in advance. By the way, they have it contracted out begining in September to a LCO that uses reel mowers. That's fine by me. This is just a two time deal.
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    but, I would charge $50
  3. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Tell them $120.00 total. That is for both times. Or $60 a cut, since your only doing it 2 times.
  4. Lawnshark2

    Lawnshark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    We have an account at a school in which we are contracted to do their soccer, baseball, and softball fields. We charge $65 to do the soccer field. The soccer field is roughly 3 acres and only trimming around the goal posts and corner flags. They were okay with price and we didn't think we losing our shirt on it so we went with it. Hope this helps you out.

  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I screwed up the math...

    I did 70yds. x 120yds. x 3ft. = 25,200

    When I should have done...

    (70x3) x (120x3) = 75,600 sq. ft.

    $75.00 per cut
  6. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    working on soccer fields very often: figure 1 to 2 hours walking . i would try to get somewhere in the 60.00 range. maybe try a little higher since it will be a two cut least you will get good excercise and a nice even field to mow!!:cool: good luck
  7. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Gonna take a little under 2 hr to do it at 2.5 MPH and 3.5ft of cut. Add your travel time and multiply by what you need per hour to make money.
  8. Turfclippings

    Turfclippings LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    i would go $75 per cut. Since it already contrated to start in Sept. your sure to get it. The reel mowers will cut nice suprise they found someone to contract that type of cutting out. The soccer field is roughly 75000 sq ft and they are fun to cut. I maintain one and cut it every 3 days. So go have some fun couldnt tell how long on a wlkbehind.
  9. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    sounds like a good excuse to buy a velkie for your walkbehind!!!
  10. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    Definately get a sulkie, velke, or pro-slide..
    That makes me tired just thinking about it.

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