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Joe Mittler
03-04-2000, 11:41 PM
We currently treat 400 lawns. We curently use lesco spreaders and 200 gallon sprayers for herbicide. What are your production goals for a day. I realize lawn size and travel distance between accounts is a big factor. How many hours do you consider a day. What is your average billing in a day? How many accounts serviced? About how much square footage.

Lazer
03-05-2000, 11:06 PM
Mount sprayers right to your spreaders and you'll save time over pulling a hose.<p>To answer your question:<br>I think $1,000/day and 300,000 sq. ft. would be a decent residential 8 hr. production day. Add 1-2 hours for loading/shutdown.<p>30 lawns w/ 1 tech.

steven Bousquet
03-07-2000, 09:15 PM
we work on $1000-1,200 per day spraying between 120,ooo-160,000 ft per day. Ganular 200,000-300,000 ft per day.for $1200-1800 per. we don't chage per app we charge for the seasons prgram, but those are the numbers we look for. our avg lawn is 16,000 ft. with 5 apps.

myers611
05-21-2008, 12:53 AM
I agree with the 2 previous posts, those figures are in line with ours

mngrassguy
05-21-2008, 03:22 AM
same here...

RigglePLC
05-21-2008, 10:11 PM
How fast can you drive? How close together are the lawns? We plan on about 150,000 sq ft--about 15 lawns of 10,000 sqft each.

MDAutry
05-21-2008, 11:32 PM
the better question is how do you get 400 lawns?

ted putnam
05-22-2008, 12:31 AM
How fast can you drive? How close together are the lawns? We plan on about 150,000 sq ft--about 15 lawns of 10,000 sqft each.

Same here Riggle. About 150k per day. The more customers you have the tighter your routes. We shoot for 140-160K. That's about all that can be done on the spray apps. Could do more on the spread apps... and I dowhen on the PG.As soon as we catch up from all the rain we had, we'll get enough done to have a 3 day weekend every now and then.When I worked for chemlawn we'd do 25-30 lawns a day. That was in Little Rock and the lawns were smaller on average and the routes much tighter. I cover an entire county now.

myers611
05-22-2008, 10:31 PM
In my opinion 15 lawns at an average of 10,000 square feet is not even a work day. My best guy will do that by 11:00 a.m. and he is extremely particular, very conscientious and very thorough. He won't miss a weed and won't cut a corner. He does about 300,000 square feet per day and is back at the shop by 2:30, usually with a new customer signed up and a check in the truck.

turf101
05-22-2008, 11:17 PM
Lazer gets 3 tenths of a cent per 1000. Steven gets as much as a penny or more per 1000. I liked to work for Steven.

ted putnam
05-22-2008, 11:39 PM
In my opinion 15 lawns at an average of 10,000 square feet is not even a work day. My best guy will do that by 11:00 a.m. and he is extremely particular, very conscientious and very thorough. He won't miss a weed and won't cut a corner. He does about 300,000 square feet per day and is back at the shop by 2:30, usually with a new customer signed up and a check in the truck.

Must be a pretty tight route. What kind of area does your "production machine" cover? How old is he ? Is he using a PG in a very tight route? Does he knock on doors and communicte with customers or does he just blow and go? I hear that a lot from the TG/CL customers I pick up. "I heard fertilizer hit the gutter downspout, I look out the window and he's nearly running across my lawn. He didn't ring the doorbell and by the time I got to the door he was already headed down the street in his truck!"

Laner
05-23-2008, 12:58 AM
I have covered close to 250,000 sq ft in a day with only three stops. Dragging hose, lots of repositioning the truck to reach all areas on each property. Otherwise usually 100,000 sq ft per day is about average, but I am only part-time.

Hogjaw
05-23-2008, 01:15 AM
A hose dragger from the bottom lands of Arkansas -

I can do 12 to 15 in a long day, but I'm 61, after the first 6 yards I'm peetered completely out, I have to rest.........So I hired and trained two young guys. Did 24 total one long day, lawns varied from 1/2 acre up to full acre.

Next morning, they didn't answer their phone nor my knock on the door.

Youth must need rest!?!


Did show up 2 days later for their pay check.

Whitey4
05-23-2008, 01:19 AM
In my opinion 15 lawns at an average of 10,000 square feet is not even a work day. My best guy will do that by 11:00 a.m. and he is extremely particular, very conscientious and very thorough. He won't miss a weed and won't cut a corner. He does about 300,000 square feet per day and is back at the shop by 2:30, usually with a new customer signed up and a check in the truck.

Give him a raise.

ted putnam
05-23-2008, 01:30 AM
Give him a raise.

or borrow a friends car and follow him!:laugh:

ted putnam
05-23-2008, 01:38 AM
A hose dragger from the bottom lands of Arkansas -

I can do 12 to 15 in a long day, but I'm 61, after the first 6 yards I'm peetered completely out, I have to rest.........So I hired and trained two young guys. Did 24 total one long day, lawns varied from 1/2 acre up to full acre.

Next morning, they didn't answer their phone nor my knock on the door.

Youth must need rest!?!


Did show up 2 days later for their pay check.

I hear ya hogjaw! I'm only 43 but like I said earlier,a nice tight route makes a difference. My customer base is scattered throughout Faulkner county,2/3 of them in Conway. Conway is approx 50 square miles of territory in itself. Not anything like running a nice tight little section of a city.

Hogjaw
05-23-2008, 01:46 AM
Wow Ted............even at your young age that will make you age physically quite quickly.


I hear ya hogjaw! I'm only 43 but like I said earlier,a nice tight route makes a difference. My customer base is scattered throughout Faulkner county,2/3 of them in Conway. Conway is approx 50 square miles of territory in itself. Not anything like running a nice tight little section of a city.

ted putnam
05-23-2008, 01:58 AM
It's not so bad. I've got a PG and 2 trucks with spray rigs. I've got a part time guy(works 2-3 days a week) I used to work with him at the Fire Dept. He does a great job and I trust him. He takes up my slack during sales season by keeping the production ball rolling. I'm still able to do some production but I'm more able to do the scattered out estimates that come in. Once things settle down, we just leap frog our way through the customers. It works out pretty well.