How long to mow, trim and go?...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Josh.S, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    I was wondering how long it would take to mow and trim this property, with 1 guy. Also with 2 guys. I want to know the time with a walk behind, also if you have a property this size to compare it to, please state the size of your walkbehind. It takes about 13 minutes with my setup and 2 guys.

    Well I was thinking of starting a 1-2 man crew, with a flatbad 1/2 truck, Quick36 (or Simplicity 34"). Then I would have a big, and small property crew.

    This is about the average size of my small (mow and go) yards so I figured I could get some numbers off of it. It seems inefficient to drive around $20k of equipment to do a $25 lawn. Most of my lawns are much larger than an acre, although I have picked up a few of these small town lawns. I was thinking about direct mailing these small lawns.


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  2. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That lot looks a little less then .50 of an acre. It would take me about 45 min by myself and abut 25 with 1 other person.

    We are using 2 36in mowers w/velkies and the necessary commercial trimmer, edger, and blowers.

    We normally charge about $55 to mow .50 of acre lots. This year I'm considering increasing it to $60.

    Hoped this answers you question.:)
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I cut w/ my 61" most of the time. I go in a different direction every week so it has a cross pattern to it. It would take me probably 30 max. Mow, trim, edge, & blow.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just from the pics and without knowing exact size, with my 48" Toro it would take roughly 15-20 just to cut it...
    Maybe as little as 10, but I kinda doubt it, 25 is just as likely.
    Another 10-15 to weedtrim, and 5-10 to blow.

    So, 40 minutes?
    Not much less with the 60" Z, maybe 5 minutes less cutting.

    p.s.: At least you service average yards, too.
    After you see all the pics on here, from time to time I get to wondering if I'm the only one :laugh:
    Thou in actuality, that turf probably turns right lush during the season.
  5. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    That would take me about 45m 1person, it's flat and open so I would use the 72in. With 2 people 30 tops to mow trim edge and blow.
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have average quality lawns too, I just don't brag about them. They're at least still a decent size though.
  7. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    In my area its hard to find nice lawns like the northern guys have. All my stuff is average a few are nicer though
  8. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is a 60" ZTR job. 45 minutes MAX for one man to mow blow and go. Roundup under that fence too!!
  9. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    You acctually want to mow that?? I'd would of drove right past that house!!
  10. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    Wow, I wish I could charge that much money and be in business, nobody here would pay that. The industry where you live must be completely different than mine.

    Yeah I only have a few of those small accounts. Mostly mine are around 1+ acre. There is an area around this account that isn't really targeted by most LCO's, and they are all nicer homes than this one.

    That account looks bigger than it is, I would say .3 acres. I can be in and out in 20 minutes by myself.

    It is a friend of my parents house, it is a really easy, low quality, mow and go type job. The lady likes it that way.

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