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Municipal work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kaufmaninc, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. kaufmaninc

    kaufmaninc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    How many of you do work for municipalities? Namely mowing. I live in Central Illinois & would like to know what you see as an AVERAGE price/acre. Yes, there are many veriable but someone is doing it now so you should know the price. I'm seeing 20-22/acre. Sounds low but you can sometimes knock out 30-40 acres at a crack without moving.

    Let me know what y'all think.
  2. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I have found that muni jobs can actually be a loss (unless the jobs are for a multi year contract). The reason for this:

    they go with the lowest bidder (last year lost a schools contract to a $10 an acre bid!)

    slow pay

    many have equipment specs
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    wouldn't even load the trailer for $10 an acre.must be using child labor or some such.??????
  4. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    We have 1000 wonderful prison inmates running arround all over "saving the tax payers money " , while destroying equipment .
  5. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    My opinion also - have no idea what equipment (or lack of) he has. I do think it is a husband/wife team

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