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I can't tell you what to charge not knowing your cost/hour. But, based on 470,000 sq. ft with 120 inches of mowing deck with an effectiveness of 85% at 5 mph it will take 2 men 3.07 hours, or approx 6 hrs 5 mins in man hours. That does not include any trimming (per OP), nor load/unload time.

Well, lo and behold, you are getting $100 man hour for the work, or probably closer to $90 if you consider drive/load/unload/etc. in the $/hr ratio...

Now, for fun, why not take the larger spread sheet, plug in the figures, and on the 2nd page plug in your fixed costs, such as trucks/mowers/office/etc. that you have and see how that breaks out against your estimate. Bet it's pretty close.
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... Well, lo and behold, you are getting $100 man hour for the work, or probably closer to $90 if you consider drive/load/unload/etc. in the $/hr ratio...
Well, my estimate was done without all the complication. One simple formula based on lawn size with no other variables. It seems much easier to me and it works. Honestly, the numbers make my head spin.

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...Now, for fun, why not take the larger spread sheet, plug in the figures, and on the 2nd page plug in your fixed costs, such as trucks/mowers/office/etc. that you have and see how that breaks out against your estimate. Bet it's pretty close.
I guess I just don't know how to get my fixed costs. I run the business debt free so I guess just about everything is near zero. The truck is also my personal vehicle and the office is also my dwelling. Everything is paid for so everything I bring in is mine except for taxes. My only fixed expense is insurance, gas is another variable that there is no real way to estimate.

I'm going cross-eyed trying to plug these numbers in.
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