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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Reassurance Property, May 16, 2012.

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  1. 6:00

    20 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. 6:30

    21 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. 7:00

    58 vote(s)
    20.2%
  4. 7:15

    9 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. 7:30

    39 vote(s)
    13.6%
  6. 7:45

    11 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. 8:00

    83 vote(s)
    28.9%
  8. 8:15

    7 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. 8:30

    21 vote(s)
    7.3%
  10. 9:00

    34 vote(s)
    11.8%
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  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,469

    We take breaks in the trucks. Our longest drives are our big weekly weekend route. Day one is about 5 hours. Day 2 is 6 hours. Pleaunty of down time on those days.
    Any other day is at least 2, maybe 3 hours of driving.

    We go sun up, to sun down. We start half our jobs in April and those end as late as December. Or whenever the snow starts.

    My brother is the owner, I'm the foreman. We work our guys like dogs. But they dont complain when they get $1000 checks a few times a summer. And "decent" checks ($500-600) on "slow" weeks.

    Most of out jobs we mow no matter what basically... 100 degrees, today its 45 degrees. Pouring rain, light hail, thunder, 20 mph winds.

    We do what we gotta do. And I'm out here with them getting it done. I'm wearing my car hart bibs, sweatshirt, carhart coat, warm gloves, stocking cap, thick socks...
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  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I'm with ya! That was a bit of sarcasm there LOL!
     
  3. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    At warehouse at 6am, guys come in for 6 30, usually cutting grass at 7am. Crews finish at 3pm and make way back. Last job is usually close to base. I finish 6 most days.
     
  4. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I start residential at 8am and commercial at sun up.
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  5. Middle Tennessee Lawn

    Middle Tennessee Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    We usually leave out at 7am and sometimes we will weed eat several in subdivision before dropping back to mow, dew has been very heavy this year. We always try to be back in by 5 in heat of summer. Or we catch commercial first. We always catch our farthest out job of day first.
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  6. Dvasqz6

    Dvasqz6 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    7:30 am I'm at the west coast of Fl the sooner I star the sooner I get out of the sun....
     
  7. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    Mowing I'm to my first yard at 8:45 9am
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    Start commercials at 6 and residentials at 7. Sundays I don't start till 8
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  9. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 748

    I start loading the truck at 6:30/6:45, head out at 7:00. Try to be on first yard at 7:30. Usually work till around 4 or 5, later if needed.
     
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    May thru sept 5 am for sure. But we're mowing and landscaping. Work till 6-7 for sure 5 days a week. Saturdays work from 5-3 ish. October 6. November 7. Today it was 0 this morning. Didn't start till 9. Worked till 530.
     

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