I try to work on $1 a minute for mowing. Smallest job i have is a nature strip that is about 4 m long and 1m wide and i charge $10. And $2 a minute (or more) for hedge and chainsaw work with a min charge of $50 to pick up the chainsaw. I do tend to charge more than $2 a min for these.
Most expensive private regular mow i have are two at $70. Both take an hr and 1/2.
Most expensive Unit complex i have is $300 a month. Takes me 2-2/12 hrs but depending on the grow i sometimes mow once a fortnight or once a month. Its a monthly maintenance quote. (I love these and have three, its a good point of difference when quoting to).
Most profitable mow is one thats every 3 weeks, takes me 30min and i charge $60. (and the grass is never long, it is a fiddly job though).
I rarely catch.
I dont do hourly rates, i only do quotes
As a new first time self propelled mower owner, they are faster and easier on the body. (once ur leg muscles get used to moving faster!)
Rubbish removals are normally $60 for the first load and $50 after that. Knock $10 off those for regular mow customers.
Always interesting to see what others charge.