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Old 10-12-2012, 10:33 AM
macgyver_GA macgyver_GA is offline
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Originally Posted by Spring Valley Lawn Service View Post
What can I man and a helper gross in 4 days 8 hours a day
What's your average price per lawn?
How many lawns do you have?
Average # lawns per hour (Production)?
Drive time?
Are you actually working all 8 hours?
Fixed costs (shop, insurance, vehicle, licenses, etc)?
Average fuel consumption per hour per piece of equipment?
Vehicle fuel consumption?
Average cost per employee per hour (Wage, UE benefits, work comp ins, etc)?
Both running a mower? or one running trimmer, blower, etc and one mowing?
More mowers running = higher expense
Equipment depreciation?
Equipment maintenance cost per hour?
Saving for new equipment in future (figure this into hourly cost of equipment based on avg life span of equipment)
Don't forget about the law of diminishing returns ("Too many cooks in the kitchen" & fatigue. This basically means the adding each employee doesn't double your production, each additional employee reduces the potential production increase by X %)

As someone else said... WAYYY too many variables. I've built spreadsheet with a lot of these variables in formulas to ESTIMATE this but it's different for everyone and not always the same as real life.
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