how many yards each day really for solo guys?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ncnurseryman, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
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    I see on the forum that a lot of guys here say that they do 15 to 25 yards per day. I only do this part time and all of my properties take at least an hour so based on those time and driving in between there would be no way I could ever do that many in one day. So are these people that do that many have nothing but postage stamp size lots that are all in a row or what. I mean solo guys not crews also.
     
  2. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm at 28 properties now. I do 7-10 a day. Usually done by 12:30-1. I could do more. I choose not to.
     
  3. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do 10 two days and 11 the third and to work by 2 pm
     
  4. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
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    So are they small properties? How much time on each on average?
     
  5. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
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    Must be 30 minutes or less for each I guess. I wish mine were that fast :)
     
  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Solo I'm usually at properties for about 45 minutes, and usually don't have a problem getting 10 done in a day comfortably
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  7. Goldendog

    Goldendog LawnSite Member
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    Most I have ever done in one day is 15 with three of them all next to each other. Average 7-10. Most yards a 1/2 acre plus. I have a couple between 1 and 2 acres. Drive time alone don't think I could get many more done in a day.
     
  8. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Yeah about 12-18, but mine are all small, not side by side but within the same town. 20-30 minutes a house.
     
  9. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    30 minutes on average. There's no rush, though. If I want to trim slowly I trim slowly. I used to go 100 miles an hour all the time. No need for that.
     
  10. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
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    What about using a ztr verses a walk behind. I currently use a toro pro line 44". I have heard that a ztr can cut a job time in half.
     

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