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Who thinks they have got the best or worst lawn care route?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tradeyouraccounts, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Posts: 344

    Who thinks they have got the best or worst lawn care route? We have a route that has 80 accounts within a 15 mile radius of each other. Its done over 3 days tuesday wednesday and thursday enabling a four day weekend. Keeping it tight keeps time and running costs down. Whats yours like?
  2. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,286

    sounds very smart and efficient...do you have employees? i only ask because 3 days a week doesn't seem like it would pay an employee enough to stay happy

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    80 accounts in 3 days.

    26.7 accounts per day.

    In a 10 hour day = 22.47 minutes per account.

    No travel time.
  4. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    I'd be pissed if I was that .7 account. Just finish it!!! LOL:laugh::laugh::laugh:
  5. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    Hahaha..that is great!:laugh::laugh:
  6. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Posts: 344

    This is actually one of our swimming pool service routes and its done doing normally 3x12 hour shifts averaging 2 to 3 accounts an hour.
  7. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    why work 12hr days?...just work 4-8hr days and 1/2 day on friday
  8. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Posts: 344

    The guy likes 4 day weekends!!
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I have 81 homes within a 2 mile radius for mowing. All my mowing is in 3 neighborhoods. I will not even take a new mowing account if its not within one of the 3 neighborhoods.... just isn't profitable to drop the trailer gate to cut one $30.00 lawn.

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