Real cost of mowing service

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DynaMow, May 15, 2006.

  1. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    I would like to make a list of true mowing cost, and I need you experts help, please. I will start mine, please add to them.

    truck
    trailer
    mower
    trimmer
    edger
    blower
    mow blades
    edge blades
    trim string
    oil
    grease
    gas
    tires


    insurance
    taxes
    cell phone
    office supplies
    computer


    please add your items, I am sure we could all benefit from this to figure out our true costs. This is just mowing, just think of the list we could generate from all aspects of lawn and landscaping business.
     
  2. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    add these to your list:

    wages
    profit
    replacement
     
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    Stripers... and a trailer and shop full of equipment
     
  4. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    trailer listed, really do not need striper. Shop is a big expense that I did not list
     
  5. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Posts: 507

    safety items, cones, eye/ear protection
    truck repair
    spare mower parts/ always get a spare tire... most places need to order front caster wheels..
    trimmer line
    2 cycle oil
    tools
     
  6. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    boots
    gloves
    pants
    raincoat
    beer
    duct tape
    tire repair kit
    first aid kit
    beer
    tarps
    compressor
    tylenol
    beer
    jack
    jack stands
    mistress
    beer
    pens/pencils
     
  7. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    I was not sure if you mentioned beer or not, so I wanted to remind you that you need to make sure that BEER is on the list.

    :hammerhead:
     
  8. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    on a more serious note
    -estimates
    -time off for rain
    -time in the office
    -phone calls
    -postage/billing
    -trips to the bank
     
  9. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81


    Would BEER be under entertainment expense or office supplies? Same question for the mistress. :drinkup:
     
  10. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    I list them both under job materials.
     

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