Originally Posted by Snyder's Lawn Inc
Best to know how long it takes you to mow a acre and the fuel it takes.
So when you look at a job and it has nothing in the lawn you know the time.
Then when there is things like trees you can add mins up.
I figure about every 2 trees takes me a min longer to do the job.
Big flower beds I figure 2 mins to my time.
It might be to much but it kinda gives me idea.
I don't mow very fast, I would say 2-3 mph so that would be around 1.5 acres per hour. I sometimes mow faster but a lot of the lawns I now are pretty rough so I have to take it easy or the mower will beat me to death. My mower uses around 1.5 gph so I use about a gallon an hour. So I'm guessing with overhead, repairs, fuel and everything else my expenses probably cost me around $20 per hour.