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How many men do you have on each crew?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLC, Oct 14, 2003.

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How many men do you have on each of your crews?

  1. 1

    8 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. 2

    27 vote(s)
    55.1%
  3. 3

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  4. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 5+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    How many men do you have on each of your crews?
     
  2. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    umm i have one crew of 2 guys not including myself.i work alone most of the time
     
  3. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    I have found the 2 man crews to be most efficient.
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    2 works the best for me, tried a 3 crew for a week, and it was chaos
     
  5. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I'm kinda split on the 2 vs 3 men. I've ran both. In the spring when there's heavy growth and alot of trimming 3 is kinda needed but once you get into slower growth 2 are able to handle everything fine. when there's not as much trimming 3 is too many. The size of the properties makes a difference too, over 1/3 of our properties are 3-6 acres and most of the rest are atleast and acre, with a hand full of smaller ones. On the big houses 3 guys is a huge help but on the small ones sometimes on guy ends up waiting for the other guys to finsh,
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    we run into the problem where crew members were standing around waiting for the others and also they were going over stuff (such as trimming) where someone already went over. I also felt that there was just too much conversation going on with 3 people.
     
  7. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    usually just me, but hire someone for fall cleanups
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    3 here, but like other said, I think 2 is slightly more efficient.
     
  9. McCarty"s

    McCarty"s LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Usually use two (2) per crew, except when we do the larger commercial accounts then three (3)
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    For 8 years, all I ever used was a 2-man crew. This year I tried a 3-man crew (2 of them) and will never go back to a 2-man crew. I wish I had tried it years ago...
     

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