How many Spring/fall clean ups in 1 day?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by AGG Lawn Maintenance, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    How many clean ups can you do in one day? with 3-4 guys for a clean up crew we can do about 8 houses in as many hours under good conditions. I'm talking full clean ups. We use : 2 back pack blowers, 2 ground blowers, 60" rider with collection system.
    All leaves are left curbside. Tell me what type of equiptment you use, how many men and how many clean ups in one day. I've been doing maintenance for 14 years and always strive to do the best work not the most.
    p/s no fighting please:D
    Travis
     
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    it all depends on size of property, number of trees etc etc, with a four man crew on a half acre property with minimal amount oftrees u shuold be able to do tons! also in my opinion theres a difference between spring and fall cleanup, especially the dust level lol
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Kind of hard to say, Travis, how many in one day.

    We use a couple of backbacks, 8hp leaf blowers. Also have vac systems on all WBs and Toro Groundsmasters.

    Some places only take 20 or 30 minutes. But we have one job in the Fall where all the leaves can only be dumped in one spot...the customer wants them for future compost. It's at the far end of the property (horse farm) and so there's a lot of dead heading back and forth with the mowers (pia). So we charge accordingly.

    Average day, probably 7 or 8.
     
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    I'm solo, I've done cleanups that take an hour and some that take 10. :)
     
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i work solo using a br400, little wonder with 9 hp honda, lazer z, and a scag 48 inch with bagger. i can do two full cleanups a day. a few times ive been able to start a third, but thats about as productive as i can be. i want to put a bagging system on the lazer so things go a little easier. most cleanups take me 3-4 hours.
     
  6. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    for fall, basically, we go on 10-14 day schedule instead of weekly. 10-14 days depends on the weather. the grassusually isnt growing that fast during this time, so we dont feel the need to mow every 7 days.

    spring is just a matter of doing cleanups till they are all done. if grass is growing by that time, we start mowing. if not, we do some landscaping jobs, or whatever else may need done.
     
  7. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    AGG, why do you leave leaves at curbside? Why don't you take them away or put in the woods at site. It certainly would make your co look better. We do 3-4 for a day( two men crew) with red max back packs, jrco48"dethatcher mounted on walker and tack every thing to a compost facility. This year, to speed things up, might try blowing beds out first and dethatching and sucking up with the Walker. usually I dethatch, blow lawns off then mow.:blob2:
     
  8. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    Sometimes 1

    Sometimes 5 or more
     
  9. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I agree. There are so many variables.
     

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