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For solo operators (how many hours)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by harperservices, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. harperservices

    harperservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    For those of you that are solo, how many hours a day do you put in during your regular season?

    For lawn cuts I average 6 hours a day. (I usually quit when people start coming home from work and save Weekends for the family.)

    If I am doing landscaping, I work until the sun sets.

    What about you guys/gals?
  2. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Thats about how much I work too. I dont want to personally overdo it-After all I am still in High School!!!:cry: :D

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  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I don't usually have a set amount.

    I don't have that much work since I just moved here.

    I just applied for a job @ target to work @ least 10 hrs a day (summer) so, I might just have to work on the weekends.

    ps: LBP happy birthday. :D
  4. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    Usually 6 days a week (sometimes 7 if special projects get in the way)
    minimum of 11 hours a day. Sometimes 13 hours a day. My wife hates my biz, I wonder why???
  5. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    You too!!! Happy same b-day!!!!:blob2:

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  6. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    well my first year i worked like 5 hours a day 6 days a week.my second and third i worked between 7 and 10 hours mon till saturday and sometimes half days on sundays. 4th year i got 2 helpers but i still work close to 10 hours,but i have sunday and half of saturdays off.really saturday is to do some commercial work and to do repairs to equipment.your in the right ball park for being solo.been there done that its hard sometimes doing solo,but if i could i would be solo again
  7. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    Mowing should average 65 man hrs. per week. 8-2:30 with one helper, then 4:00-Midnight in the tire factory 40 hrs a week. Then finish up the extras on Saturday. If it rain's we work Sunday starting at noon.:sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping: Then start all over preying for winter.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Around 7 hours Mon thru Fri. Half day on Sat for 1 special lawn and equip maint. This does not include the daily paperwork time.

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    Same here. Work til the jobs get done. Mowing is no problem for me. Its the extra's that clients want done that bog me down.
  10. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    To d@#& many that is for sure.

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