How far?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    How far will you guys travel for work? This year I started heading east of my town as far as 100 miles putting in bids at every place I found. Now, I'm making more money driving 100 miles east (on the bids that I won) than I was making in my town within a 20 mile radius. Since it went so well this year, next year I'm going to go 100 miles north and south of here to see how much more business I can pick up. Does anyone else travel outside your area this far? How far will you guys travel for work? How far do you guys travel for work?
     
  2. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    Just my opinion but at least in my area there is plenty of work for everyone who looks for it.
    I see guys often saying there isnt much or that its to tough to get.
    NOPE! just look for it.
    I would never consider traveling that far.
    Furthest I travel is 40 or so miles and I'm steadilly working to cut that.
     
  3. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Way too much travel time for me. That makes for long days.
     
  4. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    I should mention that most $100 weekly or more. It's not like I'm going after small $35 or $40 yards. I'd rather not drive that much, but for the money I'm getting in return it's worth it for me.
     
  5. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    I have friends that have 100+ customers all within a 5-7 mile radius of their shop. Around here it seems as though there is more mowing work than you can handle.
     
  6. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    Discovery,

    That's unreal!!! I bet they make some good money doing that. That would be too cool to only put 20 miles on your truck per day.
     
  7. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    THe furthest i go is 13 miles in any one direction from shop.
     
  8. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    an 8 mile radius of the shop
     
  9. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    rookie where are you in Oklahoma
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I cut down from a 35 mile radius last year, to an 8 mile radius this year. It was hard to do, but I needed to do it.
     

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