Subscribed. Interesting , I just did a bid for local municipal work. Parks and ball diamonds for a total of 18.8 acres. Only 12 cuts a year though. It's a 2 year contract with a $2500 non completion penalty. I'm hoping that scares a few of the lowballers off. As a few have said, A lot of newbies underestimate cutting and trimming time. They seem to think a mower the manufacturer say can cut 8 acres a hour will actually cut that quickly. With a 72" I find we get a actual 4 acres a hour at best. The manufacturer rates it at 7 acres a hour.