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    Pretty new at cutting grass. Got REALLY lucky, a neighbor of mine has a friend who would like me to cut 10 acre's using their zero turn mower. I would be providing the gas, and the property is only 20 minutes away from my house. What is was wondering how much I should charge to cut 10 acre's. I would only be doing basic services like mowing and trimming.

  • #2
    Go to the calculators tab and make sure to take all the measurements you need and look out for obsticles and add extra minutes..
    Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
    "Where Service is Always in Season"
    Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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    • #3
      I am only 15, so all I really pay for is the gas. My parents provide everything else. I was wondering if any more experienced member has done a job like this, and what they charged.

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      • #4
        first
        is it a 10 acre lot or is there a house in the middle?
        Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
        "Where Service is Always in Season"
        Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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        • #5
          It is a 364 acre lot, but the owner wants me to do certain parts, and says it is roughly around 10 acre's combined. The parts of grass would be separated, so i would have to travel like 5 minutes between parts.

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          • #6
            do you know how many parts there are? any extra info you can providE?
            Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
            "Where Service is Always in Season"
            Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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            • #7
              There are 6 parts none have trees on them, they are all FLAT, and in great shape. The grass as of right now is about 5 inches tall in all the areas. There would not be that much weed whacking, because only 3 parts have any buildings on them. Is that enough info?

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              • #8
                This is a simple one. since all you are providing for is your gas and a vehicle to get there, then how much do you want to make per hour?

                Tell him your hourly wage and add the amount of gas you spend.

                For example say: I will mow it for $15 an hour and charge the gas spent. Tell him to try it once. if he thinks it's too high then you guys can work out another price. But I don't believe any other Lawn company will charge him that low so I think you would get the job.

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                • #9
                  I was thinking of charging him anywhere between $25 to $40 dollars, this person is very wealthy so I don't think it would be a problem for him.

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                  • #10
                    that is WAY too low..theres alot of expierienced lawn care owners on here that would be glad to help out..they can explain better than i can..
                    Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                    "Where Service is Always in Season"
                    Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                    • #11
                      I messed up. I meant I would charge him 25 to 40 dollars per hour. Is that too much?

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                      • #12
                        is that a fair price, or should i just charge him 700 dollars every time i mow it

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                        • #13
                          $25-$30 per hour seems fair if you are using his equipment and billing him for the gas. I know of guys that charge $50-$60 per acre using their own equipment and they have all their business expenses. So I think $700 just for labor seems high to me. but if he's willing to pay that go for it.

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                          • #14
                            If he supplies the gas and mower and you are new to the biz, tell him you want to mow year round every month in the winter, charge 25-30 an hour if he will pay it and this will help your income untill you get established I did this last year and it helped me alot. I am currently thinking about dropping the job since I make more than 30 hour on most other jobs but it's woth it if you are just starting besides you can market to his neighbors give them bids and make extra $

                            IMHO

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                            • #15
                              I would be supplying the gas. Do you think 35 dollars an hour would be asking too much?

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