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Old 04-04-2013, 09:33 AM
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Bidding a lawn mowing job is a lot. You have to think about a lot of things.

Let's say your mowing an acre with 2 guys and one mower. One mows for 30 minutes, and the other weed eats for 20 and blows for 10 and they are done. You have one man hour total, and charged $60.

But then let's say, guy wants you to now and acre and you have 2 guys and one mower, customer says don't weed eat. Well you still are gonna have 1 man hour involved, with one guy sitting in his arse for 20 mins. Your price has to be the same.

When you bid a job, you have to think what equipment will be used. Are there lots of corners your big zero turn won't fit? That's more time weed eating. How many flowerbeds are there to edge around? How big is the driveway? Do they edge around the beds that have a rock border, if not that eats up a lot of string trying to get the grass in and between the rocks. Does the septic system leak, or they have a low spot that stays wet that you cant now? There are lots and lots of things to look at and missing small details, can really bite you. I always ask property owners to show me the property lines, and I walk and look and see exactly what needs to be done. I reccomend you not just give a price because its a small lot.

I bid a job because I could use my ztr. That didn't work. Push mow ONLY. So a yard in thought would take 10 mins max, takes 40. But I told her I was raising the price from 30 to 40 to pushmow. I really want $50 but its my fault for not asking.

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