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How much area do you need to mow in a minute to make it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Flex-Deck, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    We (My wife and I) do a 25 acre property with two JD Garden Tractors in 3hrs 25 minutes. Actual lawn is about 22 acres (958,320 sq. ft.).

    That is 4674 sq. ft. mowed and trimmed per minute.
    That is 280,484 sq. ft. mowed and trimmed per hr.

    There are about 80 trees scattered about.
    There are 3600 ft. of curbs to trim.
    The building is 400 ft. x 180 ft. with landscaping requiring trimming.

    They say I am a low bidder, but that is $140 per hr. with an X495, and an X595.
     
  2. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    BTW - we have two 1 1/2 acre deals close by that are 13 minutes mow and trim-curbs etc, 4 minuntes load and unload. @ 65 each - go figure - Talk all you want about your infamous Z,s - I will unload on you with my JD's
     
  3. LightningLawns

    LightningLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

  4. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I must be calculating wrong...what size decks on the 2 JD's??
     
  5. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I had to go on to john deere's website to see this super mower that can cut that much in that short of a time. msrp on that 595 is 13000! THATS NUTS, for a homeowner mower!

    I don't see how you can cut 22 acres in 3 hours 25 mins. The only thing your unloading on us is.........
     
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995


    Have him show you a picture of his SLIGHTLY modified machines.
     
  7. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    yea i just looked at some of his past posts and see now.

    still a homeowner mower :p
     
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    That comes to about 490.00 for 22 acres or $22.27 per acre.Your are the LOWBALLER of all time.
     
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Brad,
    You've got $25,000 in mowers and you're only making $140/hour for the two of them. I'm sure you're using flexdecks on each machine, too. You should getting at least $100/hour per machine, maybe more.
     
  10. aklandscape

    aklandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I don't think that is bad money per machine. I can have a guy with a $80,000 bulldozer come and work for $60.00 an hour.
     

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