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Old 07-31-2012, 10:03 AM
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How Many Accounts Per Applicator?

Hey guys,

just wondering how many accounts each one of your applicators is responsible for. Currently I have about 215 accounts that one applicator takes care of. I am managing and doing sales and doing applications on Saturdays typically while my applicator does apps during the week. Just wondering what some of the larger companies are doing. Thanks
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:13 AM
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Loaded question, more important would be how much square footage can a applicator maintain. That will be determined by type of application equipment and tightness of route. 1 guy should easily be able to maintain 3.5 million square feet. Like I mentioned though application equipment and property type has influence on his production. Large commercial versus residential.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:09 PM
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as of now we are doing a little over 90 acres, mostly residential but quite a few condominium complexes and commercial buildings as well. We use a z-max to spray and fert.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:14 PM
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it also matters how close the properties are together, closer is WAY more productive
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:51 PM
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I have heard good things on the z max, iam currently putting together my first spray rig, any suggestions. Iam new to chemicals and only do residential. Roughly 400,000 sqft once monthly.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:00 PM
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About 460 customers, around 3.6 million sqft. Averaging about 60 miles driven per day.

With a hard-pushing company it could be closer to 600 customers per round, and 4.8 million sqft for one man. Working 55 hours per week.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:57 PM
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One guy working 460 customers? Seems balls to walls.
I guess yes it is the sq ft that counts tho.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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On the z max always think of the smallest place you have take the machine. As far as amount of turf I take care of in excess of 200 acres. 136 acres of that is hoa homes/condos with most having 6k lawns. We need another applicator horribly but until the fall guess its 60+ hr weeks for me.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:40 PM
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when working at TruBrown.. have had over 600 on a route.. not sure of an actual number, it was long ago. though, average lawn was around 5k sq. ft.. and super close together, on a good day i could go in a neighborhood and have 30 knocked out in 5 or 6 hours by myself.. doing everything i was supposed to do. i usually had very few callbacks, with low amount of service calls. i took over a rural route towards the end, huge lawns, avg lawn was usually atleast an acre or more, would be lucky if i got 5 of them in a day it was so spread out.. and of course... push spread all of them. no ride on. was a 2 hour ride from the shop to the farthest point of route . good times.


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One guy working 460 customers? Seems balls to walls.
I guess yes it is the sq ft that counts tho.
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when working at TruBrown.. have had over 600 on a route.. not sure of an actual number, it was long ago. though, average lawn was around 5k sq. ft.. and super close together, on a good day i could go in a neighborhood and have 30 knocked out in 5 or 6 hours by myself.. doing everything i was supposed to do. i usually had very few callbacks, with low amount of service calls. i took over a rural route towards the end, huge lawns, avg lawn was usually atleast an acre or more, would be lucky if i got 5 of them in a day it was so spread out.. and of course... push spread all of them. no ride on. was a 2 hour ride from the shop to the farthest point of route . good times.
I have 3 techs, they each do 4 million sq ft per round, 400-500 accounts each. All three have ride ons for granular apps. They work 40-50 hours a week.
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