Fastest "mow & blow" this year has been 5 minutes flat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RECESSION PROOF MOWING, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. RECESSION PROOF MOWING

    RECESSION PROOF MOWING LawnSite Senior Member
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    usually try to set some records each year in how fast we can get on and off a property. This year we have had some 5 minute specials. Love those...ghetto cuts of course. Anybody out there have a property that takes 5 minutes or less to mow, trim and blow? I get $27.50 for those five minute specials...good work if you can find it.
     
  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    when you say 5 min....is that 5 man minutes? WE, how many people is it?
     
  3. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't do a mow and blow. Every yard is trimmed every time. Occasionally, edging is skipped but we ALWAYS trim.

    I can get in and out of a few in 20 minutes by myself, 12 with a helper. Love those for $30.
     
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  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't figure this could bite you one day?
     
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  5. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pointless post. If its a "we" that's automatically a minimum 10 mins on the yard (5 mins/man) More time per man with larger crew.
     
  6. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
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    From the drop of the gate to the final latch of the gate, I think my record is 18 minutes. That of course didn't include drive time, but did include mow, edge, trim and then blow.

    I might have had some faster, but never paid attention. I know how long it should take me, so I do good work, get paid and move to the next one.
     
  7. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You trim even if a lawn doesn't need trimming? In the dead of summer when lawns are barely growing at all in many cases trimming is not needed and by god I don't trim and waste time if there is nothing to trim. I am talking about the type of lawns that you pull up and say to yourself "I am going to make mower tracks and cut maybe 5 blade tips off the entire lawn". :cry:
     
  8. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
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    if that's the case, then i've set records times of 0 minutes at all. If there isn't any grass to be mowed, why mow at all? Of course, my customers pay the same rate monthly regardless of how many times i mow, so I've got an advantage there.
     
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    5 minutes?...maybe you mowed the yard at a dog house? lol
     
  10. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea, what an awesome record. Now tell me how long it took to drive there, how long it took to unload, how long did it take to load??
    Oh, how long did it take to collect your money before you 'fired' up your engine
     

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