are you CLEARING $500 a day mowing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    after all your overhead, EVERYTHING, payroll, trucks, ins, EVERYTHING, are you clearing $500 a day mowing? by CLEARING, i mean CLEARING. can you put 5 - $100 bills in your pocket each day?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    No, not sustained, and likely not for a long time...At least not solo, and not in va... I can sustain 300+ gross / day peak and have done 400 / day but that's a record rate... I think I've grossed 800 in 2 days before, and sure there may be a time I'll gross 1k in 2 days but again, it's not a sustained thing.

    And throughout Jul-Aug, I'm lucky if I gross 2k/month with the heat and drought, the demand is always low this time of year.

    sheeee i'm just a high-class scrub, man.
  3. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    yes i can can you?
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    not "can you", but DO YOU? meaning on a regular basis
  5. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I wish! As stated above, not solo and not consistly enough to make me happy.

    It would be pretty nice to clear that solo. But in this game, down here at least, you need 6 (Rodrigos) or 6 (Jean Paul Vinny's) paid under the table to at least compete with the competition.. Once you have completed that. Then you will start putting 'mucho de'neiro in your poket.
  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    No. Welcome to Florida.
  7. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    i do between my small lawns and my huge account it averages out to be every day
  8. Mancinioldhorse

    Mancinioldhorse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Is this leading to another political or unionization comentary?
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I'm solo, right around $30 an hour pre-tax. If I worked faster or didn't do as good a job I could make more per hour. It's not something I'm worried about.
  10. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    no, not here....many days gross that or more, but not net.

    and I certainly don't gross 500 every day, good days, lower days....but I just do ride on mowing, trimming, edging, nothing more, no landscape stuff.

    just a lawnboy living in paradise, I know I can't get rich doing this, it is a lifestyle thing, only do it cause I like playing on big ZTR's ha ha.

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