Miles driven per year

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bob Minney, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. I've been putting between 4,200 and 4,800 miles per year on my truck as solo operation. I'm curious how this compares.
    My work includes-
    1. 400 once or twice a year aeration customers
    2. 50 weekly mows-26weeks + -
    3. 1-200 misc. clean-ups/shrub trims

    I do not haul clippings so I make only rare trips to the landfill.
     
  2. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    Back in 1997 we bought a new 7.3 diesel Ford F-350 dump and are still using it right now. Has only 32,000 miles in 5 yrs. So an average of like 7000 miles a year for about 110 maintenance accounts.
     
  3. jay warner

    jay warner LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Posts: 33

    I PUT ABOUT 15-20000 A YEAR. WE DO A LOT OF COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS FOR ONE CUSTOMER. 50 A WEEK SOLO, QUITE IMPRESSIVE.
     
  4. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,762

    We put a min. of 35,000 miles per year per truck. New trucks come and go each year. No truck is older than 3 years no peice of equipment is older than 3 years. Last year one of our small maint. work trucks (2000 F-150 XLT ) had in one year 42,000. I have one truck going somewhere 7 days a week.
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    25-30 thousand ,but that does include trips to the flea etc
     
  6. Pauls Mowing

    Pauls Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    For business, about 5000 miles a year.

    Paul
     
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I'm fortunate to have a pretty tight route. I'd say I do proballly between 4000-5000 miles per year.
     
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,842

    30-50K per truck. I dunno how we do it because our routes are pretty tight. But I guess it's the amount of houses we fit into a day or something. Anyway, that's what we've done the last 2 years.
     
  9. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    MAN! 4 or 5k miles a year?????? Do you have another truck you drive after work or is this your daily driver? too?? I put 15k miles a yr for work & play and thought I was doing good! Gosh fuel cost for you must be itty bitty! :eek:
     
  10. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    10-12,000 miles per truck each year.
     

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