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Offline eric

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Pricing by a tank full
« on: Tue June 06, 2017, 02:40:37 PM »
Hello,

My first post on this awesome forum! There is so much available information already out there that has been so helpful in pointing me in the right direction. I had a few questions about costing a job out and wanted to see if someone could check my math for to see if it makes sense. I am trying to put together a business plan for my wife to purchase a TURBO TURF HS-300-EH, looks like it'll do 4K square feet in one run so I used that as a costing example:

Also, I am in southeast MA if that helps!

Paper Mulch:
120 lbs (http://www.turboturf.com/Hydroseeding_Mulch.htm)
so I'd need 4 bales at $10.95/bale so $44

Tackifer:
(http://www.turboturf.com/Tackifier.htm)
$5 for 4k square feet

Water:
300 gallons
$0.98/300 gallons from my town

Seed:
32 lbs @ $2.45/lb = $80
(http://allensseed.com/seedmixes.php)

Fertilizer:
4 lbs @ $2/lb
(http://www.turboturf.com/Fertilizer.htm)

Summary for 4K square feet:
Paper mulch $40
Tackifer: $5
Water: $1
Seed: $80
Fertilizer: $8
Total: $134

That doesn't include equipment costs or fuel costs. Most people look like they cost out at $0.025-0.03 / square foot. I'm looking at $0.0335 square foot. Does my math make sense to the experienced people out there?

Thanks for all the help thus far!

Eric

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Re: Pricing by a tank full
« Reply #1 on: Tue June 06, 2017, 04:29:00 PM »
It looks pretty close to me.  If you shop around you may find a high quality seed a bit cheaper.  I pay about $ 2.00 a pound for my seed.   The only other thing is that your mulch rate may be a bit high.  I usually use 3 bales in a 300 and that gives me a nice thick slurry.  All in all I think you covered all the bases and did a good job of figuring your costs.
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Re: Pricing by a tank full
« Reply #2 on: Wed June 07, 2017, 07:32:45 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for checking that out for me. I'm putting together this plan for my wife and we'll see if she goes for it.

Eric

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Re: Pricing by a tank full
« Reply #3 on: Wed June 07, 2017, 09:04:54 AM »
Your numbers look good Eric.  As Turbo Guy said shopping around and experience will bring your costs down a bit but 3 cent/sqft is a good benchmark. 
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