Cost Analysis of Commercial Mowing Services

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If you are straddling the fence about hiring commercial mowing services for that big mowing job of yours, we suggest you read this article first.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding and affordable acreage mowing. Call us when the job is too large for you to handle, and you want it done right.

The cost of commercial mowing services.

This is a tough inquiry to answer.  Some commercial mowers charge by the hour; some give a job quote.  In addition, what is meant by “mowing?” Are we talking about just cutting grass, or is edging involved? Will there be other lawn care jobs included?

The best way for us to answer this question of cost is to say, on average, across the United States, commercial mowing companies will charge between $75-$100 per hour for a mowing job.  There may be surcharges tacked on for a variety of reasons, but for simply mowing an expanse of lawn, or pasture, that’s what you will be facing.

What will it cost for your acreage? It depends on the size of acreage and if there are any special impediments . . . and . . . what type of tractor mower will be used. The best tractor mower, like we have at Keith’s Tractor Mower, no impediments, count on about ten acres per hour . . . on average.

The cost of doing it yourself.

If you have acreage you are looking at using a tractor mower.  You can buy one, a quality one, for between $50,000 and $100,000, or you can rent on for close to $75 per hour.

But there’s more. What is the replacement value of your time? Can your time be better spent doing something other than mowing acreage?  And then you also have to consider the dangers involved with operating large machinery, and is it worth the risk of grave injury/

Weigh the pros and cons and decide.

We simply cannot answer this question for you.  If you are a farmer or rancher, and you already have a tractor, it may be cost-effective for you to purchase a mowing attachment and do the work yourself.  However, other end of that spectrum, most ranch and farm pasture only needs to be mowed, at most, a couple time per month.  You really need to weigh the pros and cons and decide which is better for your particular situation.  We have given you an honest appraisal as we know it.  To our way of thinking, if you are not trained to operate heavy machinery, like a tractor mower or a brush hog, you really are better off hiring that job out to the pros.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

At the risk of sounding self-serving and full of ourselves, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is as good as it gets in the Greater Fort Worth area when it comes to acreage mowing, pipeline mowing, ranch mowing, cemetery mowing, HOA regulations, or citation mowing.  Call us today for a free job quote.