We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area for quite a few years now, and in this article, we will share important facts about acreage mowing services.
Are all acreage mowing services the same?
The quick answer to this question is no!
Acreage mowing requires experience and expertise and, sadly, not all commercial mowers have that experience and expertise. It has been our experience that the tougher the economic times, the more acreage mowing services crop up on the landscape. That’s because anyone with a mower and a business license can declare themselves to be an experienced commercial mower.
Acreage mowing requires the proper equipment (a tractor mower and a brush hog), and it requires experience in using that machinery. Our recommendation: call for references and check up on those references before signing a contract with any commercial mower.
What does acreage mowing cost?
The prices for acreage mowing are all over the board, quite frankly. Some companies will give a flat quote no matter how large or difficult that job may be. Some will charge by the hour. Some will charge by the hour plus traveling charges. And some will charge by the hour plus a difficulty charge i.e. needing to mow around structures or obstacles.
The industry standard: $75 per hour for acreage mowing but please note, that standard rate is not etched in stone, and it really does differ from company to company. Again, we highly recommend you follow-up on recommendations and reviews.
What about insurance to cover damage?
Please be aware that acreage mowing can be risky and dangerous. Heavy equipment, with cutting blades revolving thousands of times per minute, can be dangerous. They will fling rocks and sticks and metal into the air for hundreds of feet. It is entirely possible that damage will be done to nearby vehicles or buildings.
Our company, Keith’s Tractor Mowing, carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance to protect you and us. You should expect and require similar insurance coverage by any mowing company doing your job.
Can you do the job yourself?
Well, anything is possible, right? In theory it’s entirely possible to take a lawnmower and mow acreage with it, but it’s not likely the job will be done well, and it will take a considerable amount of time. An acre is approximately the size of a football field. Imagine a push mower taking on a football field.
Add to that the fact that acreage means long vegetation, and oftentimes vegetation other than grasses. To cut that vegetation you need extra sharp blades, made of the finest steel, and you need a motor which can give you the rpm’s necessary to cut tall grass. You will not find that in a residential lawnmower. You need a tractor mower or the job will not be done correctly.
Call Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Call us with your questions. If you live within seventy-five miles of Fort Worth, call us for a job quote. We are a trusted name in the Fort Worth area, experienced in pipeline mowing, acreage mowing, HOA mowing, citation mowing, and government contracts.