Municipal lawn mowing bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, May 7, 2006.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Recently contacted by the town to mow approximately 4 acres of grass in one area. Minimal weedwhacking, but quite a bit of grass. I can discharge it without a problem. I was figuring it will take 2 men about 2 hours to mow the grass with 2, 52" Wright Standers? What would you charge for this project? I was thinking $200......too much, too little, your input?
     
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Your cost of doing business per hour plus the profit margin that you need to make above that. Both figures of whic only YOU know.
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    4 man hours to mow and trim only 4 acres of grass? Somebody's milkin' the clock IMO.
     
  4. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    How long should it take?
     
  5. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Preach on brother.
     
  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did 17 acres, spread out (2.5 miles of road) with a 52 inch stander,a 56 inch walker (this one is slow) and one guy trimming the spots we couldn't get with the mower and it took us just over 6 hours.
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    2 man hours tops not seeing it
     
  8. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005

    I was thinking my foremans estimate on time was a bit high too, I will double check tomorrow. What would you bid the job at?
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Well, since it's for the town, if ya got $150, you'd be doing well IMO.
     
  10. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    you got a foreman who can't figure out how long it takes to cut something?


     

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