if you could make $77 / hour doing so? I guess my point to this thread is this. In a related post from a couple of days ago, I posted a school district that's up for bid. Last year it was let out at $13,600 for the mowing, based on roughly 22 weeks of mowing / year. It's approximately 35 acres of turf. If you take 22 weeks and multiply by 35 acres, that's 770 acres / year. Now divide the $13,600 by 770 acres for the year and you get $17.66 per acre for the year. Now, if you can mow and trim on average 5 acres / hour, remember this is a school, so you'll have fence lines and buildings, but not alot in the middle of yards and such so you're not walking criss-cross all over kingdom come, that means you'll be able to do this job in approx. 8 hours. 8 hours / week, 22 weeks / year, that's 176 hours. $13,600 / 176 is $77 / hour. Most people on here talk about the $1 / minute goal. Well, you're over that.