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Old 09-15-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default How much to charge for brush hogging?

My oldest son is looking to make some extra cash while he is in school. I told him if he would cover maintenance and any thing that breaks he can use my tractor/shredder/ truck and trailer. 60hp Kubota with a 7ft shredder.


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Old 09-15-2019, 08:35 PM   #2
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Guys around here charge between 45 and 65 an hour with a 200 minimum.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:37 PM   #3
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Depends on what your time is worth. I charge 75.00 hr with a 5 hour minimum plus traveling 160 bucks moving.


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Old 09-15-2019, 08:37 PM   #4
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If I rember there were a few threads on this topic. Some folks mentioned by the acre, others by the hour. I can’t rember the price mentioned on these threads.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:39 PM   #5
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We just paid $60/hr at our place in Coleman. He had about an 8í mower. We thought it was a pretty good deal.


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Old 09-15-2019, 10:02 PM   #6
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Going price around here is 15 acre, 65 hour for mowing with a batwing.

I would charge about 25 hour. Jmo.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:23 PM   #7
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$40-50 an hour plus $50 trip charge
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:11 AM   #8
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60 to 80$ per hour
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:02 AM   #9
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Charging by the hour is not a good practice really. There are breakdowns, wire gets wrapped around blades that need removed, break downs etc....
Each job gets priced according to what needs done, some ar rough and full of trees to maneuver around, some are flat open spaces.
I do small acreages and charge 200 which includes first acre and 50/acre after that but that is a general rule and it fluctuates. Old people get a couple acres for $100 sometimes. I've charged $100/acre for rough properties.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:20 AM   #10
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I used to do that type work and charged $60 an hour with one hour being travel time. Longer distances to the job were adjusted accordingly.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:22 AM   #11
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I see people advertising for 50/hr w a 2 hr min. I would think if it was outside some radius, you would chare a setup fee per mile or something
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:00 AM   #12
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Charging by the hour is not a good practice really. There are breakdowns, wire gets wrapped around blades that need removed, break downs etc....
The two times that Iíve paid for brush hog mowing it was priced as a lump sum price.
In both cases they walked the property first before giving a price.
It was expensive enough to convince me that I needed my own tractor so I mow my own now
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:23 AM   #13
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I charged my neighbor $300 for the first time and probably only mowed around 5ac

It was a mine field of scrap metal, concrete chunks and various other dangers.

Last time I mowed it I charged $150 and almost tore tractor up when I hit an old tire and wheel grown up in the grass that I did not remember to dodge.

About done with mowing for others, I can tear my equipment up on my own place
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:15 AM   #14
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Wouldn't the size of the mower make a difference? I wouldn't pay the same $60 an hour for a 7' mower versus $60 an hour for a 15' bat wing. Generally, for pasture mowing I have them quote me an upfront cost. 9-10 acres runs about $325 - $400.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:58 PM   #15
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I pay a guy $40/hour when I need someone and he has a cab tractor with an 8' cutter.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:49 PM   #16
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I paid $300 to get 5 acres mowed. Beforehand I priced renting a little Kubota with 6 footer and it was gonna be $275 plus I had to return it full of diesel.

It was pretty thick stuff but absolutely no metal or wires. This was just to prep a food plot area.

I'm in Anderson County
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:56 PM   #17
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Just be sure charge enough to cover that maintenance plus the money he's wanting to make! Expected maintenance+his profit per hr+fuel cost+ whatever cost I didn't think to add onto the list= price per hour! Pass on to the young man a tip an old timer was told me, "if nobodies complaining about your prices-you ain't chargin enough!
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:00 PM   #18
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I just paid $75 per hour for a 125 hp tractor and 18í batwing. It was a good deal.


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Old 09-16-2019, 03:11 PM   #19
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All depends on the property I got a 70hp with a 12ft batwing big thick brush will burn more diesel/wear and tear on the equipment and take more time to get a good clean cut.
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