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How much to cut this 3 acre property?

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Lawn-Scapes, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    $300 and i wouldnt even bother making it look pretty by double cutting
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    There would be no way I'd even take a job like that. Who knows what surprizes I would find in there. For all I know I could find the body of a missing person in that field. I'd rather not take my chances and just pass on the job.

    If you do happen to hit something, it could easily do more damage than what you'd be getting paid.

    If I had to price it, I'd go $600 for it to look okay when I'm done.
  3. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    the excel sheet says $600. thats with 4 passes and no line trimming or lawn edging
  4. honeydopm

    honeydopm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    I wouldnt have touched that with any of my mowers. The few hundred you would make will cost you in the long run with repairs.
  5. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    If that guy would of got some goats or cattle, that grass would of been gone in a week!
  6. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    what are you running for a mower???
    my buntons would eat that lawn alive
  7. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    $150 bucks, in and out in a half hour.
  8. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,263

    One half hour for three acres?
  9. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    I do these all day long with my 60 inch toro, I cut grass this high with the occasional patch of 6ft johnson grass. my pricing would be:
    -Side discharge only, lol of coarse-
    50 per acre 1 pass-rough cut-ugly but cut, will satisfy code enforcement -1hr 15min
    115 per acre 2-3 passes-decent cut -2hrs 30 min
    150 per acre 4-5 passes-somewhat manicured cut -3hrs 30 min

    Most people opt for the cheapest in my experience.
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    well, probably less.

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