The idea of this post is to maximize your equipment and profits.... I was figuring instead of running 8hrs x 5days/wkly with 1 crew (who you'll probably end up having to pay overtime to) why not maximize it to run 2 crews on the same equipment three 12's? i.e. a Mon - Wend crew, then a Thur - Sat crew. This would eliminate any overtime paid, and fully maximize the investment on your equipment. (ur only making money if its running) I was also considering as an incentive for your employees you pay 40 for 36 hrs/wk... in other words, they get paid for 40/hrs only if they work the full 36. If a no-show/or late to work... then they only make their hourly wage. This will be considered a bonus. Some states make you pay time & 1/2 anytime over 8hrs of work is performed that day. (but not many) This is situation assumes that you have the lawns to fill this time ,you dont have to pay time & 1/2 for a 12hr work day, and youre running 1 set of equipment. This is also a 2 man crew. Pros and Cons please... What do you think???