A few years back I read an article in the Walker magazine and a LCO with a large fleet of ZTR's had meticulously calculated the cost of running a ZTR. I posted a thread and ask Lawnsite members what they thought the cost of running a ZTR per hour was and got a mix of answers which I believe most were too low due to leaving out overlooked expenses. So I would like to hear from those that have done some research into the true cost of running a ZTR, a fleet owner, or someone with a business degree would probably impress me more than someone guessing or that hadn't done their research. This guy in the Walker magazine was from Maine and I think he really had his act together but I can't remember since it was so long ago. If you would be kind enough to tell us what figures you have come up with and how you came up with the figures I would be all ears. Tell us if you include labor, fuel, equipment, maintenance, down time, insurance, etc or what ever you think is relevant. I know many factors can vary as well as fuel prices. I believe the Walker guy came up with $10-12 dollars (before labor) per hour but I'm not sure, lost the article. Fuel alone should . Fuel alone could account for $3 to $5 per hour at this time (guess). I look forward to hearing from those more business savvy than the average guy. I could be way off so my apologies ahead of time.