Pretty cheap theses days

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLservice, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. CLservice

    CLservice LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 24

    Picture below

    I had bided on this property mowing and trimming
    Property lines road to road, road to field
    A big ditch at the top
    Gas price going up

    What would your bid be?

    It ended up going for $65 a cut. wow

  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Did you get it? Sounds cheap to me.
  3. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,776

    Don't know the actual size of the property. I'm guessing 2+ acres? If there is no edging, or something not apparent in the photo, $65 might not be all that unreasonable for just mowing and trimming.
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    i agree. Looks like an hour or less for mowing there. But its hard tell by that pic.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    I can't tell how big it is by looking at your picture. There's a road right down the middle of the picture. Can you outline the target area or get a picture that only shows the target area? How many square feet is it?
  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    from his description its from the edge of the field to the road.
  7. CLservice

    CLservice LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 24

    From top to bottom it’s about 776feet, from side to side it’s 437feet. 14 trees to trim around and a curb on the left side along the road side stretches from road to road.
  8. gdguth

    gdguth LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 442

    If my math is correct that is like 7 to 8 acres. That is very cheap, but only half looks like it is mowed. Either way, probably to cheap.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    7.78 acres. Even if you only cut half of that the price is way low for me. It's probably 4 acres and the cheapest guys around here get $25 an acre.

    RECESSION PROOF MOWING LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    $65/ can make a little on it. Hope you can bundle it with other surrounding properties some way to make it worthwhile or others in the vicinity will come calling. You figure a 72" can take down 4 ac in about an hour's time easy while trimmer guy I use cam knock down that trimming in same time frame. Doesn't look like owner is too particular about quality so you go as fast as humanly possible. $10 hard expense tops plus $10 labor...nobody's getting rich but they can fill the truck's tank for a couple days. Lowballing at it's very tightest, leanest...thanks for that example. People on this board need to see specifics. Good job providing the map...I'm putting up a video pretty soon of a cemetery job that will knock your socks off what that bid came to. I'm personally going to take you on a lowball tour as the guest host. It'll make this lowball effort seem like 1990's pricing!

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