On average, what is your "drive time" per day?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Just curious what your's is. Mine is 1 hour, on average throughout the day. I want to tighten routes and cut that in half if possible.

    Thanks
    MATT
     
  2. Pat Daniels

    Pat Daniels LawnSite Member
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    I average 50 miles a day so you can figure one and a half to 2 hours max.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Way to dang much. It will be cut down this year.
     
  4. jslawncare

    jslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    Try zoning your lots closer together to cut down on the time that it takes you
     
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Im pretty close to yours (1.5hrs)

    We have about 15 minutes to and from the barn, and it doesnt seem to get much more than about an hour total between sites during the daily routine.
     
  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Way, way too much. We average about 90 miles a day, three days a week. That takes us around 2 hrs. just to make the trip. It really sucks to get up there and it start's raining.

    But there is little traveling in between accounts once we reach the point of destination, and it pay's for the distance travled.
     
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mine is also a little too much. My problem is I have a very hard time saying no to new work.
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea, that is exactly what happened to mine also.
     
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    A good day about 1 1/2 traveling, on a bad day sometimes 2 1/2 hours. I have that problem of saying no to people as well. Of course I am also spread out over a 20 mile radius as well though:D
     
  10. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    I have one account thats1 1/2 hr drive time one way. but they were willing to pay me 60.00 hr to drive there and back. it's 79.2 miles one way
     

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