thoughts on this bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nu83, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. nu83

    nu83 LawnSite Member
    from omaha
    Messages: 238

    I would like your thoughts on a bid I gave this week. I will be using a 48 in JD WB and I will be the only one on this property. measured 30,000 sq ft of mowing, with lots of trees. I estimated 25 mins of trimming, 40 mins of mowing. This is in my prime neighborhood that I do most of my work and am advertising heavily there as I hope to add more accounts near by existing ones. I want this account, but not at a loss obviously. I figure this mower costs only 8 dollars a day as I got a great deal on it from a guy getting out of the business, I bid $ 65 weekly. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  2. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Sound pretty good to me. Thats over $60 /hr plus if you already have accounts there you have little or no drive time. If you know the neiborhood and this is a price they go for your ok if you think its' high it probably is. Too bad bidding lawns is'nt like selling cars-- start high and you can always come down-- in this biz if you start high they just dont call.
  3. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    thats a little over $2.00 a thousand if your market will stand it thats would be great!!! around here it would only stand about $1.75 a thousand which would be 52.50........
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Sounds about right to me.

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