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How do you figure this estimate out?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CP Estates, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. CP Estates

    CP Estates LawnSite Member
    from North
    Messages: 45

    9 acres total

    May - Cut and trim all 9 acres every week.
    June to October - Cut and trim about 5-6 acres every other week and all 9 acres on alternate weeks.

  2. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Charge at least 75.00 per acre.

    May- 9x75= 675

    You can figure the rest out.
  3. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    If you charge $75 an acre here you can kiss that job goodbye. I would bid $500.00 to cut each week and $375.00 on the weeks that you only have to do part. If you have the right equipment it shouldn't take too long.
  4. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I would have to agree with these prices.
  5. exmark1

    exmark1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    That sounds about right to me too! Trying to charge more would be nice but only do it if your area will support the rate!
  6. BLS 2002

    BLS 2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I bid $375 on 7.5 acres Mostly flat with one large hill that i would have to use a w/b. Wanted it done every 10 days.. Never heard from them. Too High?
  7. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    ^ I would say that is about right $350-$375. Probably got beat by a lowballer though.
  8. CP Estates

    CP Estates LawnSite Member
    from North
    Messages: 45

    I went $7500 for the year and got it no questions asked. The best part is it's right next door!:dancing:
  9. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

  10. soccer911

    soccer911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    We get around $95.00-$100.00 per acer from our farmers. We would use tractors on that size, knock out 9 acers in about 4hrs.

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