How tight do you run your route?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, May 13, 2007.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Im curious...how tight do you guys/gals run your route? Id like to tighten mine a bit...and Im curious about yours!
     
  2. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    We try to run them as tight as we can. In fact, to the point where we may do different sections of the same town on different days.

    Now as far as miles or time goes we do not have that down exactly. However, they are all within minutes of each other. All except Monday and Tuesday. These days have commercial properties, so they can be spaced out a little more.
     
  3. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    We run within a 5 mile radius
     
  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    My routes are where in I am one part of town on Monday and another on Tuesday and so on. None of this driving around to different parts each day. My longest mileage on one route is 30 miles round trip, back to the garage.


    JP
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,155

    All of our lawns are in groups of 3 or more and none of the groups are more than 10 minutes apart. Granted it has taken many years to get it like this but my father and I can do 15 to 18 lawns and be home no later than 1.
     
  6. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    same here always have at least 3 in a row. Thursday's my truck doesn't move for a while i have 13 on one street. all grouped together. I'm usually home by 2:30 everyday get the kids off the bus, still do 55 accounts by myself and mulch and hardscape on the weekends. now my plow rt is 2.5 miles 60 accounts tightly spun together took 7 years to get it like that.
     
  7. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    All my work is in my own neighborhood except for 5 yards and they're just down the road about 3 miles.
     
  8. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    We have 3 main sections, and then 3 lesser sections, but one is quickly climbing in density. In the sections, the houses < 1/2 mile apart. The max distance between two houses is 8 miles, but that is because we are in the city, and they are on opposite sides. Most (85%) are within a 2 mile radius of here.
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I run mine about a 3 - 4, sure do, sometimes a 2 or a 5 slips in, just depends.
     
  10. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 535

    DAMN!!! must be nice....


    i average about 80-100 miles a DAY....chalk it up to living in the country-working in the city

    also chalk it up to visiting your dealer on a weekly basis...and not by choice..:hammerhead:
     

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