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Softball Field Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qualitylandscaping, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    Any of you mow a softball field? I'm bidding on the local fire department's field (the dept. I'm a member of)..

    I just got back from taking the measurements and will be posting them soon.. Just looking for some insight on price. I have a number in mind but want to see what you come up with..
     
  2. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    Approx area to be maintained: 97,594 sqft
    Approx total acres: 2.24

    Approx area to be trimmed: 790 feet
    Approx area to be blown off: 606 feet

    Will be using 48" JD ZTR @ approx 6-7mph

    Wide open mowing with the following obstacles:

    Enclosed Pavilion
    Backstop
    Bleachers
    Team Benches and Fence
    Outfield Boundary Fence
     
  3. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I mow a field for a little leage, total mowed area about 1.5 acres. I charge $58. The field is edged in a way that there is no trimming. Takes 1 guy 1/2 hr to mow.
     
  4. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    We also spot spray weeds encroaching the field and in the dugout areas which we charge extra for. If the field you are bidding on requires trimming I would charge extra according to how much time it will take each week to do so. My guesstimate, site unseen with trimming would be about $85.
     
  5. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    Just wanted to update this..

    I put my bid in at $60.00 per cut..

    There were 7 bids including mine.. Lowest was $50.00 and as far as I know the highest was close to $200.00.

    I'm not mentioning names but I came in second. I was underbid by a fire fighter in the dept., and they gave it to him for $50.00.

    My original bid came out in the high $90's but I dropped alot off of it because I'm in the dept.

    I lost but at least it ended up in the hands of the guy who helped get me started in this biz..
     

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