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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MrFangs, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
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    This really has me thinking.

    Would you cut a neighborhood of 50 lawns (only 1-2 street's long neighborhood, nothing huge) for $15 a piece? I mean, $15 a piece, but it's house-to-house-to-house. NO driving at all, to all 50.

    Would you?
     
  2. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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    how long will it take?
     
  3. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
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    if they're normal sized(5000ft2) i would say hell ya... i had a retirement community i did a ffew years ago that was similar to that.... you would have to see about the trimming edging etc. though.
     
  4. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
    from Zone 8
    Posts: 119

    yes, you must trim and blow-clean.

    the lot size will take about 15-20 minutes each. (yeah, like 5000ft)
     
  5. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you could get it done in a day..
     
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd definatly do it. Considering the time and fuel savings it would be worth it at $15 each.
     
  7. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't think so, but if I could do it in 8 hrs solo and upsell I'd think about it.
     
  8. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    Similar to a big condo complex.....only you have 50 headaches to worry about for 15 bucks each.
     
  9. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 119

    That's a good point! I would really have to run some numbers, but I think I'd take it. :p Then again, maybe not.
     
  10. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would not do it for $15. Do the math. I am assuming a 2 man crew, I do similar size lots, and we average 3 per hour (back to back like your scenario) with a 2 man crew. Now assume a break here and there, and you are talking 17 hours per guy X 2 = 34 ManHours for 50 houses. 50 X $15= $750. Thats only $22 per manhour. I can waste 10-20% of my time driving and do much better than that.

    I would do it for $20 per house based on my production figures.

    That is based on a 36" mower, with fenced backyards. If you have a 60" with no fences between yards, you could drop your time significantly, but I am going to assume the backyards are fenced and you will not be getting a 60" rider back there.

    Kevin
     

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