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Old 08-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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How much fuel do you use?

Just wondering how much gas you guys use to run your business... (On average)
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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50-60 gallons of gas a week....don't get me started on diesel. Last year I spent more on fuel then my neighbor & his wife make a year.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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Between trucks and equipment this week was $345.00
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:58 PM
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Way too much for a solo operator. June was almost $500.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:21 PM
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I'm going to try and market all future clients within a 3 mile radius. (equals about 6 - $200,000+ subdivisions) + Offering a referral program.
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John Deere F687 60" 7iron w/MCS
John Deere GS30 36"
John Deere GS45 48"
John Deere JS45 21"
Stihl FS80 Pro Trimmer
Stihl FS46 Trimmer
Stihl BG55 Blower
BRD-280 Bed Redefiner
Echo PE-280 Stick Edger
Echo SHC 212 Hedge Trimmer
Bluebird 24" De-Thatcher
Olathe 88 Plug Aerator
Gatormade 6x18 Trailer (custom)
Yard Machines walk-behind Edger
Craftsman Lawn Vacuum/chipper
2-Homelite BP250 backpack blowers
McCullock FR56 Trimmer


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Old 08-23-2012, 08:24 PM
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Wecalway go for the neighborhood effect not only saves fuel but also time!
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:35 PM
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I have to fill up once every 4 business days, and it's currently around $80 to $85 each time. Call it $100/week (Monday to Friday). So about $400/month for one truck being out.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:36 PM
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probably 70 a week for gas, i fill the mower once a week, and my two cycle can every other week usually so not much gas for me, but diesel i spend a decent amount on for 1 truck anyways.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:04 PM
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About $250 per month. Lucky though, only drive 600 miles per month. 2004 truck just past 45,000 on the odometer.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:07 PM
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My fuel bill is way to high. Last month over 1,500 for the lawn biz and the boat was around 38,000
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