Highway Mowing Contracts: All You Need To Know

highway mowing contracts

This information about highway mowing contracts is presented to you by Keith’s Tractor Mowing, leaders in acreage mowing in the Fort Worth area.  For all large jobs, over an acre in size, within seventy-five miles of Fort Worth, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember.

For those outside that seventy-five mile radius, this information is for you, in hopes that it helps you to be successful in applying for highway mowing contracts.

1st important point: Not all highway mowing contracts are the same

This is crucial to remember.  Not all highways are the same!  There are local roadways, governed by local governments i.e. towns, cities, townships, there are county roadways, and there are state roadways. Each is governed by a different governing board.  Each has their own set of rules. Each has their own set of criteria in choosing commercial mowing services.

Understanding that fact will make, or break a commercial mowing company trying to secure those contracts.  Securing those contracts is part skill and part schmoozing.  You need to meet the people who make the decisions.  You need to get your company name out there, become a known commodity in the community.  You need to become the squeaky wheel in need of grease, to borrow from an old colloquialism.

2nd important point: Highway mowing contracts must be followed precisely

Obtain the guidelines, from the governing body you will be dealing with, and carefully read the instructions for applying for roadside mowing contracts. Do not take shortcuts in this step.  Follow those guidelines to the letter.  If you do not follow them, your application will be rejected immediately.  In this way, government officials are all alike. They do not have the time, or patience, to bother with companies which do not follow rules and guidelines.

3rd important point: If you don’t have the skill, training, or equipment, don’t bother

We cannot overemphasize this point enough. If you don’t have what it takes to fulfill a highway mowing contract properly, don’t bother applying.  Your deficiencies will become apparent very quickly on a job of this size, and one failure will most likely doom your company for years to come.  Applying for these jobs is not like applying for a residential house mowing job, where specialize equipment and training are not needed.  Highway mowing contracts call for a tractor mower and the skill to operate it. They call for a brush hog, and the skill to operate it. If you do not have the proper equipment, and the skill to operate it, it will be found out very quickly, and that would not be good news for the future of your company.  We have seen it happen time and time again.  You simply cannot fake it in this business.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing has served the good people of Fort Worth for a long time now, and that kind of longevity in this highly-competitive business speaks volumes about the job you can expect from Keith’s.  When the job is too big for you to safely handle, call Keith’s Tractor Mowing, and ask us about our $1,000,000 general liability insurance.