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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by parksr, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. parksr

    parksr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I will be estimating a lot that has approx19 acres. There is a lot of triming and 2 places on a hill that will require a smaller mower. I need help estimating. Is there a standard charge /acre?
  2. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    40-45 bucks around here
  3. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Its hard to come up with a standard charge since all lots are different. A wide open lot with no trees that can be mowed with a 60 or 72" mower can be mowed in a quarter of the time than the same size lot with 200 trees, hills, curbing and sidewalks that need to be edged and so forth. The lot you are describing, sight unseen so I am guesstimating in my area, I would charge at least $50 per acre.
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    If it is mow only and little to no trees, I'd shoot for $50 / acre up to ten, then something like $45 for 10 or more. Also, this would be if the acreage were well-maintained. . .not something that needs to be bush-hogged and only if they want regular maintenance. Otherwise, I'd walk on it.

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