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What do I need to charge?

31bro

LawnSite Member
Location
IN
What do I need to charge for 82,000 sq. ft., blanket spraying herbicide and fertilizing? Thanks for your replys.
 
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31bro

LawnSite Member
Location
IN
walking fert granular and riding liquid spraying, cost is about 75 for fert and about 30 for herbicide and yes I am licensed
 

teeca

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indianapolis, In
thats less then 2 acres, mix fert and weed control togather as a liquid app and do it all in one pass, should take a little over an hour if you walk it, riding less then 30mins. $300 would be good profit.
 

Turf Troll

LawnSite Member
fert granular pushing a spreader close to two acres fairly level, how long would that take,how many times back to the truck to reload, 80lb or 150lb spreader, I'll still push a spreader on a small lawn but anything half acre or more I do with perma green, I would think close to 45 minutes to an hour to push a spreader close to two acres. Twenty minutes to spray.

A 50 lb bag of fert(mesa) cost between $17 to $23 does 10k to 12k -plain scu which I don't use $9 so my cost would be a lot higher for fert, broadleaf herbicide maybe $5,
if did everything with riding I would be close to $300 to $325 (with mesa)
Lest expensive fert and herbicide $227
 

MStine315

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Durand, MI
With a Permagreen or Turf Tracker, very generally speaking, $220.00, with variances for difficulty of terrain, drive time, products spec'd., etc... Walking the fert.? $300.00 or maybe a little less.
 

indyturf

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indy
With a Permagreen or Turf Tracker, very generally speaking, $220.00, with variances for difficulty of terrain, drive time, products spec'd., etc... Walking the fert.? $300.00 or maybe a little less.
Why would you want to charge less if you have a riding spreader/sprayer? I know I didn't spend 6k so I could charge less!
 

MStine315

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Durand, MI
Why would you want to charge less if you have a riding spreader/sprayer? I know I didn't spend 6k so I could charge less!
Because you get done faster, and are less tired, so you can do more jobs per day, and make more money/profit. I understand the arguement, but I don't agree with it. If I have to pull hose or push a spreader, it costs the customer more. I call it a "hassle factor."
 
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