Gas saving tips?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jds720, May 30, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 346

    Whatcha GOT!!!????
  2. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    Cut off your truck when going down hill!!:dancing:
  3. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    On the serious side, when I got the mustang(in pic) it was like $15 to fill up. Cost me $48 the other day!
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,024

    Only mow lawns on your street so you dont have to use a truck.
  5. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,449

    Get out of the biz.
  6. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    dang i didnt know my mother was on lawnsite. On a serious note dont let your stuff run when your not using it. clean airfilters tighten routes get efi on your new Ztrs. just think of it this way. One guy with a rake has over head of what 8 dollars an hour for his pay plus 10%tax and insurance. so you figure what 15 bucks an hour. Guy with a brand new back pack 15plus 500 for new backpack. but who moves more crap. just purchase smart and dont waste steps, But dont CUT CORNERS. you cant make it in the field if you dont have customers.
  7. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    Well, I don't know how much this will help......BUT
    This may save alot over time.
    I normally let my F-250 run while looking at properties to give a bid.
    At $4.80 p/gal...I must be crazy.
    I guess I will have to agree with the earlier post...

  8. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    hey i hear that in the winter my truck runs alot for nothing when plowing its dang cold out last thing i wanna do is get back in a cold truck
  9. Lehighlawnpros

    Lehighlawnpros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 346

    How to save gas?

    Here's what I am doing;

    Got a diesel mower :)

    and a Toyota 4-cylinder Truck,

    and a Husqvarna 326LS Trimmer.

    I've found all these to be very fuel efficient.

    Keep the route as tightly condensed as possible.

    You can also add a fuel and oil surcharge of say 5%,
    customers should be understanding of this.

  10. Mic_bug

    Mic_bug LawnSite Member
    from N.B. MI
    Posts: 201

    use an electric mower?

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