Help with estimate...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ever Green, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Ever Green

    Ever Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I have a chance to mow at a local airport. I should say...the sides of the runways. Its about 5 acres and is too steep to get a tractor on. I have a new super Z with 60" deck. I'm going to look at the job today but have been trying too figure out how to bid it. Some of the grass is 2 ft high or there would be numerous passes involved. Any help would be greatly appreciated...
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I would first take the Z for a test on that hill, literally drive it around some to make sure it can be done.

    If it can be done:
    Bid 400.00

    That's 5 acres at $30 / acre = 150
    + 50 for the angle pita factor.
    And double price for the extra tall grass.

    Or, you could 150 x 2 = 300 + 50 = 350

    So, 350-400.

    p.s.: Definitely look both ways and in the air before you cross a runway LOL
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Bid really cheap because thats who's gonna get the job. And then tack on for extra lengh of grass, the hill etc.

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