Income per mower hour

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jwwieberg, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. jwwieberg

    jwwieberg LawnSite Member
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    Anybody every figure the income per mower hour. Taking the total hours put on the mowers and divided by gross mowing income. Mine figure about $ 70.00 per hour. I run 61" decks and get $60.00 per hour on most places.
     
  2. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some count the drive to and from. How do you account for trimming?
     
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Too many variables to figure an exact figure. Every account is different.
     
  4. jwwieberg

    jwwieberg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I'm figuring the end of the year mowing gross income to the hours put on the mowers. Trimming time not included.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    jwwieberg,

    Mine comes to just over $82 an hour if you don't subtract trimming time etc.

    Since I do know how long each seperate job like cutting and trimming takes I can break just the mowing out and it comes to about $41 an hour.
     
  6. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    I still use the good ol $1.00 per min of on the job time, so I "somewhat" eat my drive time but I dont have any account over 4 miles away from my home. Next year Im going to add an extra $10 to my few far away ones. Merry Chirstmas
     
  7. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    If it is a "mow only " day (as opposed to doing other work on the properties), I take the total revenue for that day, divided by the number of man hours we were in the field that day...all of it.

    We only have a certain number of hours to sell every year...so I want to see not only what I'm earning per hour, but what is the min/max I can ancticipate in a given season based on an assumed number of available workdays/hours

    We also keep a Daytimer in the truck..everyday, every job we do is logged...down to the minute. At the end of the season I roll-up these numbers to evaluate each account and what might need changed for the next year. This also gives me drive time info...we dont log drive time/lunch/etc...but since we have the start and end time for each day, that time minus the job times, = non-productive time. You might want to try this....you may be surprised how much wasted time you have in a week. I know it helped me to make the mowing route more efficient.
     

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