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Old 05-24-2019, 09:34 PM   #1
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Recently got a riding mowong and few people have asked me to mow there property 1 being almost 3 acres. MINE is 1 acre and takes about 20 min. What are yall paying for a acre to be mowed in Dfw area?
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:45 PM   #2
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3 acres should be $90 for just mowing $130 with weedeating
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:47 PM   #3
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27 An acre
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:21 PM   #4
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I charge $60-75 a week for 1 acre lots depending on the amount of edging.
The couple 2 acre lots I do are a little over $100 per week.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:53 AM   #5
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Recently got a riding mowong and few people have asked me to mow there property 1 being almost 3 acres. MINE is 1 acre and takes about 20 min. What are yall paying for a acre to be mowed in Dfw area?
You charge by time, not acreage. Just mowing, a dollar a minute.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:56 AM   #6
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Please post pic of the mowong, been a while since Iíve seen one
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:39 AM   #7
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Please post pic of the mowong, been a while since Iíve seen one
There very rare, like an albino raccoon

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Old 05-25-2019, 09:19 AM   #8
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Please post pic of the mowong, been a while since Iíve seen one


Itís a Chinese zero turn.


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Old 05-25-2019, 09:21 AM   #9
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When I had my mowing business I didnít bid a job based on acreage. I bid based on the time I thought it would take me to finish it. My goal was $60-$75 / hr. That covered my equipment fuel, truck fuel, trailer registration, wear and tear and left me a little in my pocket. If it was a single job in an area that I had no other business, I bid it higher. If there were several close together Iíd stay on the lower end of my range.

I wouldnít drop the ramp on my trailer for less than $35 per yard. Even in a zero lot line neighborhood it wasnít worth my time to compete with the $20 per yard amigos.

I stayed busier than I wanted but word traveled fast between neighbors and I liked having extra spending money in my pocket.

Only closed down the business because I changed primary jobs and have less spare time now than I did at my old job. I still have 4-5 yards but thatís just to pay for my hockey teams and hunting.


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Old 05-25-2019, 09:22 AM   #10
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When I had my mowing business I didnít bid a job based on acreage. I bid based on the time I thought it would take me to finish it. My goal was $60-$75 / hr. That covered my equipment fuel, truck fuel, trailer registration, wear and tear and left me a little in my pocket. If it was a single job in an area that I had no other business, I bid it higher. If there were several close together Iíd stay on the lower end of my range.

I wouldnít drop the ramp on my trailer for less than $35 per yard. Even in a zero lot line neighborhood it wasnít worth my time to compete with the $20 per yard amigos.

I stayed busier than I wanted but word traveled fast between neighbors and I liked having extra spending money in my pocket.

Only closed down the business because I changed primary jobs and have less spare time now than I did at my old job. I still have 4-5 yards but thatís just to pay for my hockey teams and hunting.

If youíre mowing an acre in 20 minutes Iíd like to see the mower. With my commercial toro zero turn it takes me 25 minutes to mow my half acre lot that I own next to my house and thatís an empty lot with no trees, cut in and not including trimming.


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Old 05-25-2019, 09:43 AM   #11
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:07 AM   #12
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3 acres should be $90 for just mowing $130 with weedeating
Not with my truck,and equipment.
Jesus Christ..Hell..Concrete,blowing...Trees,pool's?? No wonder I only do Cemetery's nowadays.

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Old 05-25-2019, 10:12 AM   #13
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Not with my truck,and equipment.
Jesus Christ..Hell..Concrete,blowing...Trees,pool's?? No wonder I only do Cemetery's nowadays.

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Old 05-25-2019, 10:17 AM   #14
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I wish I could get everybody together at the bar one day...Help them figure their cost/costs..Show them what it actually costs to do business in Texas...Get 'em drunk,and make 'em sign an agreement. Private tree felling is even worse.

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Old 05-25-2019, 10:25 AM   #15
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Where did you borrow the mowong from?
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:38 PM   #16
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:58 PM   #17
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Never fail to get a good laugh on webstertroy threads.

A freakin Mowong... A Chinese zero turn
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:10 PM   #18
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3 acres should be $90 for just mowing $130 with weedeating
Man I used to charge $90 an acre in New England!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:37 AM   #19
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Not with my truck,and equipment.
Jesus Christ..Hell..Concrete,blowing...Trees,pool's?? No wonder I only do Cemetery's nowadays.

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Old 05-26-2019, 12:12 PM   #20
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A freakin Mowong... A Chinese zero turn


Thatís the funniest thing Iíve heard in a while
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:02 PM   #21
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How on earth are you mowing an acre in 20 minutes.

I have an acre and a really nice zero turn and I canít mow it in 20 minutes.


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Old 05-26-2019, 05:51 PM   #22
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How on earth are you mowing an acre in 20 minutes.

I have an acre and a really nice zero turn and I canít mow it in 20 minutes.


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Old 05-26-2019, 05:55 PM   #23
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Hmmmmm, all I want to know is....... how to make a dollar a minute on a any kind of mower.


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Old 05-26-2019, 08:02 PM   #24
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Its straight and really flat nothing to mow around at all
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:16 PM   #25
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I mow a 4 acre lot that is very flat and only a few obstacles. On my 52" Ferris running as fast as I can, it takes me right at 3 hours.
If you are just mowing, I'd shoot for at least $50/acre and if you're running a weedeater and blower, it'd jump up accordingly.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:35 PM   #26
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I wish I could get everybody together at the bar one day...Help them figure their cost/costs..Show them what it actually costs to do business in Texas...Get 'em drunk,and make 'em sign an agreement. Private tree felling is even worse.

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Old 05-27-2019, 12:15 PM   #27
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People do it every day. I did it for 18 years.
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:28 PM   #28
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