Originally Posted by Runner
$1200 is going out for payroll (for 2 man crew), 3 to 400 for fuel, 300 or so in equip. depreciation, a few bucks for wear on parts, and $60 per mowing week for commercial rated insurance. This doesn't include any building, property taxes, energy bill, administrative costs, and any other misc. expenses. To profit 2 to 3000/week in mowing, a crew would have to cut 3900 to 4900 of grass a week. That is $780 to $980 per day. That would be the most lucrative 2 man mowing crew I've ever seen in my whole life.
And that payroll barely covers my top guy hes always just above a $1000. Around here you would plan on $1800-2000 a week in payroll for a 2 man crew. Which is sorta why I made my last post the numbers are majorly inflated. You would be far more likely to see a 3000-5000 dollar profit PER MONTH. And one major break down can take that.
Your best bet would be a 4 day cutting list that went Tuesday through Friday with weekends for rain-days. With 10-11 hours a day we typically do see $750-$900 a day from mowing with that set up. So round it to 800 that's 3200 a week but it does cut down on the over time and in my case would knock the salary down to under 1500 a week for 2 men. Our fuel costs are not so bad tight rout and diesel trucks so we only spend with these prices about 400-500 a week for 2 crews.