the most lawns a 2man crew an handle

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Jmc Lawn care, May 31, 2003.

  1. Jmc Lawn care

    Jmc Lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Dfw
    Posts: 12

    just wondering..

    whats the most lawns (reg. size houses front/back) a 2man crew can handle in 1 day? ( 100degreees outside)

    any help apreciated (from personal experiences only)
     
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    A few years ago, when I was young and stupid, 2 of us did 32 lawns in a day...ranging from 8K to 18K sq/ft, all within 8 miles. That was when I did 120 weekly. Now I do 40 a week, make more money, and am alot happier.
     
  3. reneekrause

    reneekrause LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Well, that also depends on what my husband calls the daily bull, if your equipment is sound, your help is on time and doesn't have to be in early for some appointment, they can get 15-21 done in a day, provided there is also not a lot of travel time between accounts.:D
     
  4. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    15-21...ha...I do that by myself...If that's all a 2 man crew is doing, time to find new guys...:blob4:
     
  5. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    There are too many factors to give a solid estimate on how many 2 could get done. I would say account density would be the biggest factor. Travel time between lawns can kill you. If you have several on the same street, that will obviously take less time than the same amount spread about town. Good luck. Check out "Network with people from your area" part of this site. What areas do you primarily take care of?
     
  6. reneekrause

    reneekrause LawnSite Member
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    well goodbeus I am glad that you have the will and stamina to work that many by yourself, but how many hours in your day? I guess I should have been more specific that our 2 man crew does that in 5-6 hrs per day with travel time. With bull, like specified of equipment breakdown, vehicle breakdown and human breakdown it can develop into longer hours.
     
  7. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    5-6 hours a day is not a day...that's half a day or an early day...quiting time at 12:00 - 1:00 pm, starting at 7:00 am...but 15-21 in that time period still isn't bad :p
     
  8. Jmc Lawn care

    Jmc Lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Dfw
    Posts: 12

    what im tryin 2 figure out is how much work 2 man crew should do in a week while doin the most lawn we can and making as much money as possible. in 100 degree weather.. lets say we have 2 lawnmowers & 2 weedeaters.we gettin tired, hot, sweaty, sore, stressed, etc. etc. to not be able to handle other waiting client needing thiers done cuz of this, ive lost like 4 reg. weekly clients already. also ive lost 4 more customers that called and i scheduled them for 2 days later.. then they ended up canceling and havent called back yet (this was like a week ago) anyways if anyone here has/had a helper and what average do/did yall do in a week keeping in mind that your trying 2 make as much as possible.(in 100 degree weather from 9am to 6 pm w/no a/c in the truck.just mowing front/back & us both edging reg size houses)

    thanx 4 feedback

    preciate any advice from ppl dat know wut talkin about
     
  9. Jmc Lawn care

    Jmc Lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Dfw
    Posts: 12

    we aint worried about travel time just yet... were startin out close 2 home first. we primariy do ours on northside of ft worth. wheres areas u take care of?

    peace
     
  10. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    We do lawns in Fort Worth, Arlington, HEB, Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville , Wautaga and parts of Roanoke. That's why I commented on the travel time. We certainly drive alot. Good luck.
     

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