Last year I was charging 60/hr for myself. A cleanup that took 3hrs last year with a helper took me only 2.5hr by myself this year. So how do I charge? One thought is just charge a little less this year because last year I carted the leaves away. Or I can try a new rate of 75/hr. Bottom line is I am much faster. I stepped up to a 60 TT with mulching equip, a 13hp force blower, and A redmax backpack 7001. This is a trade up from a 52 scag belt, 16 year old 11hp giant vac blower and 16 year old echo blower. Before you gripe, the 16 year old equip is perfectly maintained and works as good as the day I bought it. They are now my back up pieces. So I invested a lot in equip and I dont want to pass that on to the customer at a discount.