factoring in depreciation?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    factoring in depreciation on equipment, how do you do that, in general terms?
    this is what i use everyday
    i have:
    (2) 21" lawnboys ..bought new $700 a piece 7 years ago
    (2) echo trimmers, ...bought new $230 a piece 2 years ago
    (1) trailmate w/b edger ....bought new $400 7 years ago
    redmax blower $3something 7 years ago
    husky blower .....free gift last year
    48" w/b bought used $600 last year

    same (2) gas cans for 7 years
    same hand tools 7 years

    truck and trailer $6000/$2100

    how would you determine my "daily loss" on this?
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Your equipment overhead is small but you need to figure in repairs and dependability.
    To figure your depreciation as you probably already know is simple. cost of equipment divided by # of hours or days use before needing replaced.
  3. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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