How many Lawns do yall mow / day

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joana Williams, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
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    How many Lawns do yall mow / day
    How many crews?
    How many per crew?

    Open Discussion: :)
     
  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Doesn't matter.... Route density, Size of property, how much edging and size of mower are what matter. Me 13-15 when season gets going.
     
  3. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
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    All depends on the day. Some days only 4-5 lawns, some days 25 or more.
    3 crews, - 3 workers, plus my Wife and Myself.
    We run 3- 52" ztrs and 1- 72" ztr.
    Average 120 acres per week.
     
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  4. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah that's a difficult one to answer to have any real meaning. One three man crew I try to get them grossing at least a thousand a day. And I know for some people they will say a three man should be grossing twice that cutting lawns. All I can say is the route is decently tight, a few outliers that cost a little time. I'd personally shoot for a gross number if you have the rest of your numbers down.
     
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  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Length of day matters too.
     
  6. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't use 3 man crews any more.
    1 - two man crew and 2- one man crews. My 2 man crew will average right about $1200 on an 8 hr day.
     
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  7. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
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    We shoot for 8 the on the clock. 30 min lunch off.

    I will agree a 2 man crew is probably and arguably the most efficient. When I tried running a 2 man the problems occurred when one of the two called out or just no showed.
     
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  8. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do have 1 younger guy. 24 yrs old.
    He has messed up a few days calling in sick. Usually on Monday. Hmmm.
    My older guys 49 to 57 never ever call in sick. And out work any of the younger guys I've had over the yrs.
    Although they get $18 per hr.
     
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  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Has anyone considered 4-10's vs 5-8's?

    For some, it has worked well. Others like the shorter workdays.
     
  10. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
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    Years ago when I was also always in the mow truck (before chem apps) I asked my 3 main guys would they prefer a 4-10, vs a 5-8. All said a 4-10. By midweek all of them collectively said they wanted to go back to 5-8.

    When I was starting out I did the 6-12 probably like most on here and did so for years.
     

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