Too Much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Harshman, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Harshman

    Harshman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I'm at the local Stop-N-Rob doing my daily fuel up and a man at another pump asks if I can mow his 4-acre property just outside of Dallas. He then says that his last guy was doing this for $20.00/acre, once a month. I politely said that my lowest rate was $25.00 and that was for 1/4 acre 1/2 duplex residential and that without seeing his property I would estimate $90.00/acre on a once monthly plan.
  2. MJStrain

    MJStrain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Pretty cheap if you ask me.
  3. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 693

    Sounds like he was actually after some brush hogging.....

    No less than $200 per cut
  4. Harshman

    Harshman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I dont think so. He said that he mowed it with his push mower (not self propelled) and it took him 3 days. Had to go to the doctor because he couldn't use his hands. Too much vibrating I guess.

    If it was brush hogging, $200 would be right around what I'd quote him.

    Using a homeowner unit on 4 acres is just plain insane.
  5. Harshman

    Harshman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    My price or the customer?
  6. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Wow, imagine that, the last guy did it for $20 an acre. Where's the last guy now? I've heard "the last" guy story so many times.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    There ya go. That is exactly my thoughts. My reply would've been. "You better call him!"
  8. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,779

    Yow, I wonder why the "last guy" isn't doing it now. Probably because he went broke and is no longer in business. :)

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