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How much do you spend on fuel annually?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Somerville Sensation, Apr 29, 2013.


    GARRETTWOOD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    $19,000 to $24,000
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  2. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 316

    Around 50-75K depending on the year and how the winter is as we plow as well. Have seen as high as 100K a year when we were running our Triaxle Dump truck.
  3. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Close to 80k. Will go up with the new Pete I'm sure.
  4. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I depreciated my truck as a business expense so I can't claim mileage. Only the cost of fuel.
    This means I have to keep the truck fuel separate from the mower fuel so I can get the $.30 road tax back for the mowers.

    I have two credit cards, one for the truck, one for the mowers. Plus I keep receipts.

    Annually it's about $1,500 for the truck, $1,400 for the mowers.
  5. Somerville Sensation

    Somerville Sensation LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks Toro,

    How many yards a year do you cut?
  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,298

    I spent $13,752.23 on fuel last year in total.
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  7. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Roughly $400 a month in the mower during growing season. I burn 5-6 gallons of gasoline a day, if its a full schedule day. Some days I only work half the day, just because I still have room to grow.

    I try not to pay attention to the diesel i put in my truck. It puts me in pain everytime I fill up. Another $130 down the toilet, I dont even like looking at the meter, i just ignore it most of the time. I fill up 2 times a month on average.
  8. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    $100-$120/week between mowers and truck. I'm at 30 accounts ranging from postage stamp to an acre/1.5 acres. 200 miles a week on the truck.
  9. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    16k miles last year between 2 trucks at $5.7k. Hope to be $3.1k this year with one different truck.
  10. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I have six customers. Totaling about 52 acres. All cut up into little parcels of turf. A customer yesterday had 3 miles of sidewalk and curbs to edge. It took me 2 hours to edge, 1 1/2 hours to blow off the clippings.

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