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bmartin
01-30-2006, 09:55 PM
What is the average number of yards you cut per day? I know it depends on size of yards, travel time, and equipment, but i would like to just get an idea.

blankenshiplawncare
01-30-2006, 09:57 PM
14-15 w/2 man crew and GMC W3500 (Isuzu NPR). The vehicle makes alot of difference on in and out times.

Jpocket
01-30-2006, 09:59 PM
14-15 w/2 man crew and GMC W3500 (Isuzu NPR). The vehicle makes alot of difference on in and out times.

I'd bet you good money that you Isuzu is no faster than one of my trucks and 18ft trailer.:cool:

bmartin
01-30-2006, 10:08 PM
Our record is 32 with 3 man crew, using a 60" Super Z and a 48" Bobcat w/b, and a double cab chevy 3500.

blankenshiplawncare
01-30-2006, 10:08 PM
Well you have a bet. What you may not know is that I have a f350 and 8.5X18 pace enclosed trailer also. I have to say I have had faster in and out times with the Isuzu on residential. Now on commercial properties it doesn't't matter what I take.

Jpocket
01-30-2006, 10:19 PM
Well you have a bet. What you may not know is that I have a f350 and 8.5X18 pace enclosed trailer also. I have to say I have had faster in and out times with the Isuzu on residential. Now on commercial properties it doesn't't matter what I take.

i guess it just depends on wht type of spaces you ahve to manuver in. On my route I can drive any size truck I want, and rarely have to back up.

By the way are you the same guy who posted last year in the the pic forum

" 1st year Im broke" you had a little box trialer and what not. If that was you man you made a BIG improvment in a years time! congradulations.

blankenshiplawncare
01-30-2006, 10:25 PM
Yes that was me. I landed a couple of good accounts last year and the business sky rocket'ed. Thanks. My residential route keeps us in cul-de-sacs all the time for some reason. The GMC (Isuzu) gets in and out fast and clean.

amar
01-30-2006, 10:30 PM
What is your average $ on your lawns?

bmartin
01-30-2006, 10:33 PM
depends on size, but usually $35-$65

Gutterball
01-30-2006, 11:01 PM
I can knock out around 15 a day
normal day for me is 4 to $500.

FinerCutslawnCare
01-30-2006, 11:12 PM
Beings I am somewhat small normall 3 lawns a day

esshaki
01-30-2006, 11:47 PM
last season (05') i was cutting 4 days a week. 3 of the four days we were doing about 35houses a day, and the other day we were doing 15 house. i have a very tight route houses are really close to each other. this season i would love to cut about 50/60 houses a day. were gonna try real hard this season to get our route up to 200+ houses. good luck to everybody this season!

esshaki
01-30-2006, 11:47 PM
last season (05') i was cutting 4 days a week. 3 of the four days we were doing about 35houses a day, and the other day we were doing 15 house. i have a very tight route houses are really close to each other. this season i would love to cut about 50/60 houses a day. were gonna try real hard this season to get our route up to 200+ houses. good luck to everybody this season!

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
01-31-2006, 12:39 AM
05' we were averaging 8-16 a day depending on the day. In 06' we are looking to tighten up our routes and get more in per day.

lawncuttinfoo
01-31-2006, 01:16 AM
One crew, 60 houses? Thats 10 hour days no lunch, no drive time, 10 min per lawn. I'm guessing 5 man crew, 3 mowing, 1 trim, 1 blow, is still difficult for a quality look, and how do the guys not run into each other?

If this is really a one man crew can you please detail how exactly this is possible?


I can see it now "please welcome a NEW SPONSOR to Lawn Site, Half-price Cathaders- your supplier for new and used products":eek:

rodfather
01-31-2006, 01:21 AM
# of yards is meaningless...square footage is though.

6'7 330
01-31-2006, 01:37 AM
# of yards is meaningless...square footage is though.

Without net profit margins they both are meaningless lol .

Tyner Lawn Service
01-31-2006, 08:37 AM
Without net profit margins they both are meaningless lol .And with the internet deduct about 50% for Bull manure.:)

Tyner Lawn Service
01-31-2006, 08:42 AM
actually I can mow 12 lawns a day from 8am to 4pm and come within 5minutes of telling you each day what time I'll get home. If I say 4:15 it's real close. I know I'm a nut about effect time management. This also allows for breaks and such.

amar
01-31-2006, 08:52 AM
[QUOTE=lawncuttinfoo]One crew, 60 houses? Thats 10 hour days no lunch, no drive time, 10 min per lawn. I'm guessing 5 man crew, 3 mowing, 1 trim, 1 blow, is still difficult for a quality look, and how do the guys not run into each other?
If this is really a one man crew can you please detail how exactly this is possible?



The most lawns I have cut in one day was 62 with a threeman crew
1. Tight route
2. Smaller lawns
3. 14 hr day ( Starting on comercial junk lawns at first light )

PLS-Tx
01-31-2006, 09:53 AM
150 lawn per day, oh and I can't drive yet.

LawnTamer
01-31-2006, 10:23 AM
Our heaviest mow day is Thursday, we do 32 lawns that's 2 guys w/ 36" W/B's (T-Bars) They are all residential and average 6,ooo sq' $$ wise the average for Thursday lawns is $27.80. (mostly $25 lawns, a couple of $30's and $35 a $40 and two $20 (front only's where we already mow the neighbor) otherwise our minimum is $25. This is not however a normal 8 hr day. it takes about 12-13 hrs. We have a lot of clients who want Thursday or Friday service and we don't want Friday to be super heavy. We do 20 lawns in a normal 8 - 8.5 hr day.

cleancutccl
01-31-2006, 10:57 AM
like rodfather said, "lawns per day" is meaningless. I have some 2500 sq ft lawns that I mow on the same day as 2 60000 sq ft commercial accounts, that would be a total of 3 lawns but would take me about 4.5 MAN hours. I'm usually working solo.