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Pricing help for bush hogging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hardy's Lawn Service, May 1, 2006.

  1. Hardy's Lawn Service

    Hardy's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I've been mowing now for 4 years. I feel I've got a good grasp of the business. I recently purchased a ford 3000 diesel tractor with 6 foot bushhog for personal use. I have since had several inquiries about providing bush hogging. I'm not quite sure what to charge. My current truck/ trailer combo will handle hauling, so I don't need any further equipment. I've seen threads that reference $80 or so. Is this per hour or acre? Most of the terrain is gently rolling hills, nothing too steep. Also, what should I charge as a minimum fee, to cover fuel, transport, maint.. and such?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    minimum cost you have to look at.....how much gas does it take YOU to get there and back as well as other things.what hourly rate are you trying to get??
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    $75.00/hr with a $200 minimum.:)
  4. LawnScenes

    LawnScenes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    80 per hour this year with a 250 dollar minimum.
  5. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I have an old 340 hustler with a 6 foot deck for fields. I charge 100 per hour .
  6. shortgut

    shortgut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    going rate here in our area is $30.00 per hr with a $50.00 min to many people with tractors and work at steel mill and do the tractor work as a side line business

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