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excel
01-22-2013, 04:04 PM
Alright, I Have searched this site, and goggle.

Vander koi has been recommended to me, I've tried to order it, even called the firm, no return calls.

Im trying to build a quoting system for my new company. I don't want to eye-ball it. I'm currently working on getting my overhead calculated, but need some help in the production rate department. Would any of you have some numbers I could use for

-Mowing (I have a 52" exmark ZTR with ultravac, and a 52" Wright Stander)
-Weed Wacking
-Mulch Spreading (I use 250sqft to a Yard?) How long does it take to spread?
-Bed Edging
-Hedge trimming
-Fuel consumption


I know you big guys have this info. If you don't want to share publicly Would one of you be so kind as to PM me some of your production rates? At the very least you'll be helping to assure that another Low-baller doesn't flood the market!

Thanks

excel
01-23-2013, 03:22 PM
Don't Everyone jump up at once.

i'm going to guess that no one has production rates available? I'm not quite sure how you bid without them?

Could someone perhaps at least point me in the right direction? I really just need the raw data here. Id go out and mow my yard and time it, but I haven't put the snow tires on my Exmark yet...


Anyone?

grassmasterswilson
01-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Trial and error

Best way is to figure your cost and hourly rate. Then time yourself for each service you are asking about.

A great please to start is your personal home, parents, friends etc. time yourself, measure the fuel used, etc.

excel
01-23-2013, 04:15 PM
This is certainly something I will be doing come spring. Id just like to see if anyone had some rough numbers that I could play around with until my sampling pool is large enough to be relevant.

jrs.landscaping
01-23-2013, 04:30 PM
The only ones I can help you with production is mulch and edging. We can put down 4.6 yards per hour and I can usually edge 5 lin. ft. per min.

I don't run 52" mowers so :confused:

Trimming depends on what you are trimming or how you are trimming
(vert vs. regular.)

On the trimming, are you boxing, shaping, or just cutting back?

Our basic fuel consumption is .76 GPH for Walkers and 1.13? for our Deere's.

grass-scapes
01-23-2013, 05:38 PM
Its also going to depend on your meaning of bed edging and other terms.
Do you mean bed edging after its trenched? With a string trimmer, I can probably bed edge 75 ft in a minute. If you mean trenching, well, then with the Brown I can do 20 ft a minute and with the echo handheld, I can do about 5 ft min.

I have a formula for calculating how many sq ft I can cut in an hour with a particular mower, but I can't find it at the moment. Ive posted it on here before, so you may be able to find it that way.

Mulch depends on the people. I can usually get 2 people to do 2 yards each per hour, but that depends on how far to haul it, time of day, day of week,temperature,etc.

I guess what Im trying to say, you will never get any more than kinda close.

gallihergreen
01-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Get out the stopwatch.
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BradLewisLawnCare
01-23-2013, 08:51 PM
hedge trimming... I can do about 20 small bushes trimmed in an hour with the long handled stihl trimmers. With the handheld I would have a tougher time with it. The hand held requires more movement and thus I'd say maybe 10 per hour. Cleanup is easier in bulk but add yourself in an hour or two depending how close they are from your truck location. I am getting $15 for bushes under 6 feet from root base and $25 from 6-12 ft. Then up from there depending how dangerous it seems and accessibility.

Kings of Green LLC
01-24-2013, 04:27 AM
How many ft per minute of sidewalk can you guys edge with a stick edger?
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Efficiency
01-24-2013, 09:25 AM
4.6 yards per hour
How many men in that hour? No way you are referencing a man hour prod rate.
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Kings of Green LLC
01-24-2013, 10:02 AM
Lets say one to make it easy
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jrs.landscaping
01-24-2013, 11:47 AM
How many men in that hour? No way you are referencing a man hour prod rate.
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Not MHs, usualy 2-3 guys depending on the beds and their location. Some beds I can spread 10 yds an hour by myself, they are wide open in the middle of the parking lot.

Kings of Green LLC
01-24-2013, 05:02 PM
im asking how many feet one guy can cover in minute with a stick edger

Kings of Green LLC
01-24-2013, 05:04 PM
im asking how many feet of sidewalk can one guy edge with a stick edger per minute

CLS_Birmingham
01-25-2013, 03:34 AM
http://www.landcarenetworkstore.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=e89a99739ca226fd1f65f9d556dd988a&Store_Code=ThePlanetStore&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RB-0084

Thats the link the for the book. Its also where I was finally able to find JR Hustons Excel CD as well. I advise buying both authors books. As far as actual production rates, its going to always vary based on the "work ethic" of your employees. I'm in the process of doing the same thing as you are and the best answer I've found is simply keep detailed data of how fast your crew performs a particular task.

Kings of Green LLC
01-25-2013, 08:46 AM
http://www.landcarenetworkstore.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=e89a99739ca226fd1f65f9d556dd988a&Store_Code=ThePlanetStore&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RB-0084

Thats the link the for the book. Its also where I was finally able to find JR Hustons Excel CD as well. I advise buying both authors books. As far as actual production rates, its going to always vary based on the "work ethic" of your employees. I'm in the process of doing the same thing as you are and the best answer I've found is simply keep detailed data of how fast your crew performs a particular task.
The link didn't work.
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