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$20 any yard with 4 man crew.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brianslawn, May 4, 2006.

  1. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    4 guys.

    20 min a yard.

    mow with grasshopper, catch grass, trim, egde, blow.


    someones getting rich.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Getting rich making 60 bucks an hour while paying 4 people?:dizzy: I don't think so. :nono:
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Or, are ya saying $240 an hour total revenue with 4 guys?
  4. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    No, I believe you read it right the first time @ $60 per hour. $15 per man hour. At least thats the way I interpreted it. I think he was being sarcastic :)

  5. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    The way I read it is a 4-man crew, 20 minutes time on a yard, and the income is $20.00.

    Now keeping busy (like 3-houses in a row) would be $60.00 for an hours work.

    If one is the LCO and the other 3 are helpers this should shed a different light on who gets what.

    Let's say the helpers get $8.00 an hour each. That leaves
    $36.00 for the LCO and we all know what is going to have to come out of the LCO's $36.00 share.

    Even worse if all 4 are helpers and are paid only $8.00 and hour that would only leave $28.00 for the LCO to pay expenses and his share of the employee's FICA.

    Who thinks somebody is getting richer/poorer in this example ?
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    If for no other reason, spending $10-12K on a grasshopper you will never get your money back at $20 a cut.
  7. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    yes i was being sarcastic.

    sad thing is, a 2 man crew can do same yard in same time or less. they should split off and run 2 crews.

    i guess they cant afford any more equipment, though, for some reason.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    They won't be around for long at those rates. A new company with employees, they will likely be gone before end of summer.

    I kept wondering who has been taking care of all those low-ballers that don't call me no more. It is kinda funny when you think about it.
  9. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    A 2 man crew? I can do a $20 yard by myself in 20 minutes...
  10. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    ah but the in lies the rub. It is probably at least a $40 yard.

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