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Old 01-28-2013, 08:14 PM
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I built a spreadsheet for calculating my minimum charge for properties. It calculates my fuel cost for mower and vehicle up to $4.50/gallon, labor to pay a helper(if needed), mowing time based on acres/hour. I also factor in as a cost for replacement and maintenance of my equipment - example is a $8000 mower that I would replace at approx. 2000 hours will be $4/mowing hour to replace. I add in a little extra for maintenance, insurance, licenses, etc. I also have a minimum hourly rate (including travel) to clear after all of this is calculated. I'm working on another spreadsheet along the same lines to do apps since I've started offering that this year.
Snapper Pro S200XT 36 HP Big Block
BOP 36 Inch Dually
Honda HRX217VKA Mower
Husqvarna 223L Trimmer
Husqvarna 326LS Trimmer
Husqvarna 580BTS Blower
Husqvarna BT150 Blower
Kawasaki KHDS600 Hedge Trimmer
Toro Multi-Tool
RedMax BM46i Backpack Sprayer
Carry On 5.5 x 10 Open Trailer
2004 Toyota Tacoma

The next time someone complains about your pricing, ask them how much their barber would charge to come over and cut their hair.

Last edited by Nate'sLawnCare; 01-28-2013 at 08:16 PM. Reason: Clarification
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