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Drop the gate formula

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    What formula do you guys use for your drop the gate price?
  2. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    C squared = A squared + b squared. Oh, wait that is the Pythagorean theorom.
    Just keep of with ALL your cost, your time, and your income and use some common sense. Someone may have a formula, but they would have been better of cutting some grass than coming up with one.
  3. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Well i was reading another post and everyone seemed to have this spectacular formula...so I thought Id find out what I was missing. Heck the thread is 7 pages long..lol
  4. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I thought it was only 3 pages long. What formula did you use? It actually depends on your settings. I think I have 25 replys to a page.
  5. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    I try to keep my profit higher than my loss :laugh:

    Lots of people on LS dont believe me :hammerhead: :hammerhead:
  6. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    only thing i can see working is take every single expense you have for the entire year including payroll and divide by (the number of customers you have times the amount of cuts they get a year)

    i know my rates that will put money in my pocket and will never make an attempt to figure out my cost to drop my gate... besides the fact i cant predict how much money i will spend on bags, string, broken equipment , truck repairs....
  7. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    That other thread is mainly about one guy saying he is making over 100g's and not everyone believing it.

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