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Figuring out costs

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by SullysAllSeasons, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    For an avg 10K lawn $70/hr is the norm we knock out a 10K lawn just mowing in 11 mins we've timed it that's not the trimming and all just the mowing.
     
  2. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Thanks...my opinions are from years of experience and yes...with lots of trial and error. I do like seeing the different numbers that people uae as their operating cost. Gas alone eats $4 per hour....my goal is to pay for a mower in 1500 hrs. I can go into a long spill on how to accurately figure your true operating cost. It gets into everything from blades..belts..oil..grease...filters..tires..and a little for the odd stuff....i can assure you.. if you calculate that...plus your insurance...it is more that $10 an hr.
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