How much to mow acreage

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by hckyplyr10, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. hckyplyr10

    hckyplyr10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    My neighbor asked me to mow his 6 acres for him every week and Im not sure how much to charge him. Im using a Lazer Z 60" and it takes me 3 hours. I only have to trim and edge a small portion. Is $50 per hour a good amount?
  2. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    75 an hour sounds good
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    I try to get 65 per hour for my mower time and around 35 an hour for my trimming and such.
    If it is easy on the equipment less is okay.If it is a rough yard 75 sounds better. :)
  4. shortgut

    shortgut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    WHAT IS THE GOING RATE FOR YOUR AREA ? That should be what you base what you charge on
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Just add in your overhead and whatnot, and base the price off what YOU want to make, NOT what OTHER people tell you without knowing YOUR overhead. Just figure it all together and then add what you want to make and what your company wants to make. It might be 35 it might be 135.

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