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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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It only took 2 guys 7 or 8 hours to mow an weedeat it from the other crew. I had residential equipment last year. Im looking at me an another guy spending 16hrs a month there for 2500 bucks.. Last year it was just me no help an I was doing it all. An I had a cub cadet ztr that mows this south MS grass at 3 mph tops. I would guess 15 to 20 acres max. And about 10 big duplexs on it. Big circle drive in the center an lots of parking area.
I understand that but you have to figure your mans hours into this too. Yes youll technically be there for 14-16 hours a month but with another guy with you its 28-32 hours per month. Get it?

Now do you have to do any other maintenance there? or do you just cut?

You really need to measure properties you bid. Theres no way that cub was cutting 2 acres a hour.
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I did read your first post ,but cant for the life of me figure what the other guys times mean for you ,unless your equipment is the same size and capable of cutting at the same speed his times are good only as a loose guide .Also,it wouldnt surprise me if your informant might of fudged the times a little just to get a better bid from you .
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Ok let me be honest I got a local lawn care guy to bid it lol. An thats how I got 2500 for 2 cuttings a month. After i bid an got the job I feel I am charging to much. I thought about 60hr is a fair price. 16hrs a month at 60 bucks a hour is only a little under a grand. How this other crew got 2500 a month is why Im asking. Huge price difference from my estimates... I dont wanna low ball but I dont wanna over charge either. This is just for mowing weedeating an blowing thats it. Thats all they wanted. An Yea I have 2 acres I live on an i mow it in a hour with the cub.... All day every day i have been using it on my 2 acres for 5 years now.

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Ok let me be honest I got a local lawn care guy to bid it lol. An thats how I got 2500 for 2 cuttings a month. After i bid an got the job I feel I am charging to much. I thought about 60hr is a fair price. 16hrs a month at 60 bucks a hour is only a little under a grand. How this other crew got 2500 a month is why Im asking. Huge price difference from my estimates... I dont wanna low ball but I dont wanna over charge either.
So your pissed your charginh to much?
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Ok let me be honest I got a local lawn care guy to bid it lol. An thats how I got 2500 for 2 cuttings a month. After i bid an got the job I feel I am charging to much. I thought about 60hr is a fair price. 16hrs a month at 60 bucks a hour is only a little under a grand. How this other crew got 2500 a month is why Im asking. Huge price difference from my estimates... I dont wanna low ball but I dont wanna over charge either.
again unless your helper is your other hand its 32 man hours a month. This is getting old already.

And how did you figure what to charge when you cut it?

Well you wouldnt have been hired if your were over.

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So your pissed your charginh to much?
No not pissed but dont wanna be the bad guy an over price. Wanna be fair is all. I wanna keep people comen back to me for there lawn care needs.
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again unless your helper is your other hand its 32 man hours a month. This is getting old already.

And how did you figure what to charge when you cut it?
Well I didn't think chargen another 60hr for one helper was fair price. Im not paying my helper that much by far. I just cut it for a grand a month last summer an they put gas in my equipment. I didn't know any different. I thought maken a extra grand a month in just 2 weekends was good. I never ran a business so I had know idea
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Well I didn't think chargen another 60hr for one helper was fair price. Im not paying my helper that much by far. I just cut it for a grand a month last summer an they put gas in my equipment. I didn't know any different. I thought maken a extra grand a month in just 2 weekends was good. I never ran a business so I had know idea
So ur saying I need to charge 120 hr if I have a helper?
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So you dont like to make money? Thats what Im getting from this.

Im done here, good luck, when you get your profit fell free to send it my way if you want.
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