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Determining Gas Usage

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by steviepowers, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. steviepowers

    steviepowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    New guy... just wondering on average what an engine will use per hour in gas. I know every machine and user is different. Just looking for a general idea of what I will be using in fuel. I'm cutting with a new Ferris 48" walk-behind with a 15 HP KWSKI, dual hydro. Trying to figure my pricing and expenses. Thank you guys.
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    There a few variables, height of cut, walking vs riding, but I would say between 1 and 1.5 gallons per hour

  3. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    I only look at what I'm buying and compare it to sales over a set period of time. Tuneups are done when hours / time require it. It makes me ill when I see how much I spend a month or year. Hours per Gal. is important but I wouldn't make myself nuts over it.
  4. steviepowers

    steviepowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Not goin' nuts... just wanting a basic idea, average useage, starting point to estimate what my expenses will be so that I can determine what I have to charge to profit without gouging.
  5. steviepowers

    steviepowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Thank you for a simple answer, Wayne.

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