How far will you drive to mow a lawn?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by monoshock, Jul 1, 2013.

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How far would you travel "one way" to mow?

Poll closed Jul 11, 2013.
  1. 3 miles

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  2. 5 miles

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. 10 miles

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  4. 15 miles

    7 vote(s)
    13.7%
  5. 20 miles

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  6. 25 miles and over

    18 vote(s)
    35.3%
  1. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,271

    I just took over a lawn mowing account where the man before me was driving 75 miles one way to mow. :eek:
     
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    Like no other accounts in his route? My longest account a hour 15 min from my place. The longest drive in my route is 15min and everyone on that route pays 50 percent more for me mowing over my other lawns.
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  3. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,271

    I drive about 20 miles for this job, but I have two others within 3-4 miles of it.
     
  4. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    Not to say I wouldn't drive more than 3 miles, but it would have to really be worth it. Almost all of mine are within 1/2 mile. I have a cluster that are maybe 2 miles. And another few grouped together about 8 miles, and I took one only because it was a friend of my wife's, and I didn't want to drive all the way out there for just one, so I picked up a handful of others in the neighborhood to make it worth my while.
     
  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    That's the way most of my stuff are. Drive 10-20 miles and you have 5 all in a couple miles of each other. Except my thurdays, I drive 150-200 miles in one day, but all of those customers pay insane prices because they can't find anyone else.
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  6. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,271

    I had a bank forclosed house last year I drove an hour an 15min, but I charged them $125 each mowing, the mowing only took about 35-40 mins. They couldn't find anybody that wanted to do that one.
     
  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    Ya the one that's farthest away is $100 for an acre and its a business. Sometimes they have me do other things and I am firm on $60 a hour even if I am just pulling weeds. They tell me, "I don't care how much it cost, just get it done". Its turned into my cash cow lol
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  8. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,271

    Cash cows are good Thumbs Up
     
  9. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    Haha wow
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