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what is the going rate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blaster822, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    What is the going rate for a 1/2 acer and 1 acre
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    depends on how fast you can mow an acre. My rates are 30 to 40 bucks with a 21 inch mower. but obviously if i had a 60" mower, i could get alot more done in an hour, so with better equipment, rates would go up.:blob4:
  3. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    Hey jwingfield2k no offense but if you cut an acre with a 21" for say $40 you would only be making $24 an hour and pay for gas, travel time, load/ unload, and other expenses you would be looking at around $12 hour. Lets try to get our prices to the point were we can make a living off them. Don't get upset I am just trying to you and myself out. You helped me get my new mower from Garland Saw real cheap and I thank you
  4. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Mow, trim, edge?
    $1 a minute at least. :blob2:
  5. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    i would charge from $40-$60 depending on how much trimming is involed and if there's a hillside.. i use mostly a 48 inch bobcat z rider. time is a big factor in this industry. and u can't charge for how long a job is going to take with different equipment. example 1 acer i usally charge about $60 takes 40 minutes but with a 21 inch mower it would take about a 1hr and a 1/2.. but it would have to be the same price of $60..
  6. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    "Mow, trim, edge?
    $1 a minute at least."

    Don't do it for any less and as time goes you will get better at bidding your time
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Ok Dollar per minute....
    Pending the Obsticals? I would charge 45 for the 1/2 and 80 for the acre. I use a 42" rider and do several in the 2 acre size, wide open minus a few large trees and charge 110 flat per mow. Why only 110? it takes me on a long day 2 hours with trimming and they want year round service. A one time Shot Would be 2-3X normal price. Ie 1/2 acre would be 100-175 pending height and obsticals. Although after I do cut a one time job I tell them it will only cost them 45 or so (I have a good Idea now what it will take to make some money)a cut if they are willing to sign a contract. Have several people that have taken the bait.
    Good luck.

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