how much would you have done this for

superintendent

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Western Kentucky
I maintain a 14 acre soccer complex. I had a soil test done and the pH was low and the potassium level was low so I order what was need and did the job. The material cost me right at $1000 so now what would you have charge for the job.
 

DA Quality Lawn & YS

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
How long will it take you to apply to the complex?
 

jad004

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
N.E. Arkansas
Of course, terrain and layout would matter but I would charge around $2300-2600. Several factors would come into play whether the low price or higher price but that would be a good range for me. I actually just quoted some soccer fields and this is the range that I used for almost the same area.
 

jad004

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
N.E. Arkansas
What were you using to apply. I believe my Z would have taken just a little bit longer. Unless I spread at 8mph, which with calibration, could be done on the open fields. Thanks Super, I know what I'm calibrating this week.
 
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superintendent

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Western Kentucky
With a intermidate. I was at 5 mph at 7 to 8 knot on hole opening. The 14 acre soccer complex is all open field. I had a total of just under 1 1/2 pallet. So putting between 5-6 bags per fill. The v-cal I could put 5 bags per fill and the potassium 6 bags per fill
 

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
So you covered around 6 acres an hour? I think the price was cheap. I am thinking you used a tractor with a Vicon spreader. And that you had to supply fuel, and transport the tractor to the site with a truck and a trailer. You used about $50,000 in equipment. Divide by 2000 working hours in a year--you have to charge 25 dollars per hour for the equip, plus gas, repairs and insurance.--say $50 and equip is tied up for 4 hours that's $400. You delivered the product, right? If you are skilled labor--that is one dollar per minute--add taxes and benefits, make it 2 dollars, for 4 hours $480.
Now add your usual charge per hour for overhead, electric, insurance, taxes, office help, so forth.
Now add a contingency for non-payment and a redo of the job in case of uneven green, or fert burn.
 

Efficiency

Banned
Location
zone 6
whats your target hourly rate without figuring any materials? We would have been around $450 plus materials.
 

ArTurf

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Ark
With a intermidate. I was at 5 mph at 7 to 8 knot on hole opening. The 14 acre soccer complex is all open field. I had a total of just under 1 1/2 pallet. So putting between 5-6 bags per fill. The v-cal I could put 5 bags per fill and the potassium 6 bags per fill
I take it you were using verde-cal? What did you use for the potassium? There are products that would combine the 2 and you could have got 2 birds with one application. Just a thought.
 

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