Help figuring my cost to cut a 1/4 acre yard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AboveTheCut, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut LawnSite Member
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    Is there any simple way to figure out how much it cost me to show up at a residential customers house and cut their yard? Things to consider? formulas? So far, I am thinking about: Gas, insurance, truck, trailer, mowers, and maintenance. What am I forgetting? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    don't forget to PAY YOURSELF! payup payup payup
    then remember good o'le uncle sams cut!
     
  3. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut LawnSite Member
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    so thats where I've been going wrong!
     
  4. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut LawnSite Member
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    My operating cost really seemed to have increased this year with the cost of fuel and some new equipment; Truck (1 ton diesel, new trailer, new lazer) and not many new/additional accounts. I'm really trying to get a better plan for next year.
    Thanks
     
  5. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    ya I know what you mean,
    I feel your pain! in the wallet. :D
     
  6. fourseasonlawns

    fourseasonlawns LawnSite Member
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    I called 3 companies with full page ads in the yellow pages for an estimate. I started charging the highest priced estimate. If they can get that much, so can I (and without the advertising costs).
     

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