Equipment Life Expectancy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craig Turf Management, Jan 26, 2001.

  1. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I am putting numbers together to determine the cost of doing business and how much I should charge per hour for my equipment. My question is, how many hours can I expect to get from my mowers before they are ready to trade or send to the dump. This is assuming that I don't want to rebuild them. I have a '99 Scag 52" WB with a 17KAW, and a 2000 Scag Turf Tiger 72" with a 25KOH. I also have a Honda 216 trim mower. If you guys have an idea about the 2-cycle stuff, all ECHO, that will be helpful as well. Do any of you guys use these kinds of figures to determine how much you need to charge, or am I doing this all wrong?
    Thanks, Bill
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    IN MY OPINION SOME EQUIP IS BUILT WITH BREAKDOWN
    WEAR OUT PLANNED BY MANUFACTURE.
    For equipment made to last indefinitly
    theanswer to your question is how well do
    you know (and do) maintenance.With new lubricants available and learning your machine a figure i would give
    would sound unbelieveable.The flip side is this
    takes time and some buisinesses would rather just
    do necessary maintenance and plan on replaceing
    every so often.This is the best cost effective
    method for them.
     

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