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Fuel estimate

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jak2703, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. jak2703

    jak2703 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I am wondering what someone could expect to spend in fuel each week, just an average. I will be starting next spring. I really have no idea what to expect in fuel for the lawnmowers. I will be using 21 inch push mower, 36 inch walk behind, and hand tools. Thanks for the help.

  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I'm 17 and have a small business right now. I have about 12 accounts weekly. I spend about $30 in gas each week. I have a ford f-150, a 48in walkbehind, and some 21in mowers.
  3. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    We are fairly small also, I run three trucks, one mowing crew with two 36 wb and 21 plus trimmers blowers ect. and we do hardscape and install work 3 to 4 days a week plus misc maint. and odd jobs, I spend on average $1000.00 per month on fuel alone.
  4. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    There are so many variable to figure in. The size and number of properties/accounts, your tow vehicle, and the price of fuel, (who knows how much more it will go up). One account I have takes about 22 gallons just for the mowers. I average about $250 per week in fuel and oil cost.
  5. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    It really depends on how many lawns & how far apart they are. For the truck, mowers, & hand held equipment I typically drop around $325 a week in fuel in the spring, but only about $200 a week this time of the year. The equipment works a lot harder when the grass is wet & thick.
  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    over $1000/month in fuel, half in the trucks, half in the mowers. the ZTR's are using about 5 galons a day each cutting 20-25 lawns.
  7. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    i spend bout 150 a week right now.
  8. mowranger

    mowranger LawnSite Member
    from ms
    Messages: 80

    we spend $550 to $650 in fuel a week to service 450 + lawns
  9. DPAT

    DPAT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I Use $120 For Every Two Weeks
  10. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    i go about 110 each week, truck mowers trimmer edger 25 lawns, that also includes 2 cycle mix for the trimmer & edger + blower

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