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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by corylynn1, May 15, 2012.

  1. corylynn1

    corylynn1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey fellas just wandering what you guys thought about a bid of about 2and a half acres of flat land with maybe 5 trees and no trimming. This customer wants it done bi weekly. I was figuring 80 bucks what do you guys think. Thanks:cool2:
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    What type of equipment do you use? What is your hourly fee?
  3. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    Way too low. Waaaaaaay too low. Man oh man.
  4. corylynn1

    corylynn1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Well i use a 48 g3 timemaster. I have never had to bid on something like this. I was thinking too low and was thinking 100 like i said no trimming at all. Just didnt want to bid too high.
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  5. corylynn1

    corylynn1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Oh and I try to set myself up for 60 hrly.
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  6. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Bi-weekly 100.00 an acre. You're just way to low at 32.00 an acre.
    Last edited: May 15, 2012
  7. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    Bi-Weekly is gonna be hell on your mower and the eyes of everyone who looks at this property. I was gonna say $200 minimum. We're way off.
  8. corylynn1

    corylynn1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Okay sorry guys i hqve tbe zmaster just realized i posted that crud lol. anyway so im going to meet tbis lady tomorrow who also may wont some grading done. the key to all of this is the 2 acre property doesnt have to look nice and pretty. she just has to have it cut or the cigy will send her a citation. the yard itself i will be cutting for 50 bi weekly now until she gets moved in and then we will work on the weekly and feed and seed.
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  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I charge $65 an acre and you are too low my friend!! I have a 52" scag and can cut an acre in about 40 to 50 minutes with trees and beds in the way and you will be using a 48" mower so it will take a little bit longer so take that into consideration.
  10. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    $80's fine. If you want to get work based on cheap prices and quantity and do 10x more work. Instead selling on quality, consistency, reliability and charging more for work that shows for itself and is something to be proud of at the end of the day. To each his own

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