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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olebrooklawn, Oct 25, 2011.
thinking bout biding on a big job 2 hours away.
Our closest account is less than 5 minutes away. Our furthest accounts are about 1 hour away.
2 hours away means nothing.
Are you already mowing 40 hrs a week?
Or are you only working 20 hrs a week?
How much will the job sell for?
How much will you net?
How many hours do you think it will take?
Without not knowing the answers no one can determine if it would be worth taking this job.
Good thread, mine is about 30 minutes. I'd go up to 40-45 tho.
To the OP, tell us about the job? Is it just a one timer, landscape reno?
i have about seventy accounts furthest away is twenty min including getting coffee
I have two days that I travel 45 miles one way.mow 13 accounts each day. two other days I go about 15 miles one way. Less accounts but much larger properties. Fifth day I probably don't even travel 10 miles total all day
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Whats the job is the question. My furthest is 66 miles from the base but it is 3 hrs of work with jobs on the way.
Is your equipment reliable (newer the better), do you carry tools, parts in the truck? Can you fix most issues in the field when they happen? Do you have spare equipment on the trailer? If you only have one trimmer, one blower, and one mower breaks down could kill any profit. If you carry a extra of each then start crunching numbers.
Can you pick up work on the way or on the way back?
What the job is will help answer all this.
15 min. is as far as I go.
Would that be 4 hours round trip?
How is that going to work for you?
I use to go 30 miles for 10 hrs with a 3 man crew did that for 2 years
I'll go any where as long its pays well
32.7 miles about 45min one way. break down the other day making it a 132 mile day