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How much do you spend on fuel annually?

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

  1. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,582

    9 working months at $1200 a week so $4800 a month then each snow or salt event $1000 a pop with 15 events last year
    Wow I need to charge more
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  2. Lemony Snicket

    Lemony Snicket LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    What percentage is the fuel cost in your operation would be a better question to ask. IMO. For me fuel cost is about 5 Percent of my gross. 87.5 percent for my truck 12.5 percent for my equipment. My profit is a secret.
  3. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,245

    4.8% of revenue.
  4. KnK

    KnK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    spend about 6K with truck/mower/handhelds during mowing season 7months with 24 accounts solo,spend about half that in winter on 5 accounts , plowing and salting 4 months about 3k in fuel, like someone said before me ,wow i need to charge more!!!!!, its all relative i guess depending on the size of your operation
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I agree, this should be the question. My question is what should the percentage be?
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139


    The figures might be a bit off.
  7. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    There is no best percentage with a never ending list of variables.

    The 10 mpg truck, or the 20 mpg truck.

    The 5 mile route each day or the 25 mile route each day.

    Gas or Diesel.

    Mower, 20", 36", 48", or 60".

    Hourly rate difference, $40 - $60.
  8. Lemony Snicket

    Lemony Snicket LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I would really like to know everyones fuel cost in percentage of revenue. Of course it will vary but it will be very interesting.
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  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,685

    Done one of these threads before but around 16k last year it was 7.49% of revenue.
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,685

    I see a lot of guys here spend more in the trucks than the mowers. Just the opposite here, about 6k went into trucks last year 10k went into equipment. I can put 20 hours of use a week on my 60 inch mower in a mere 3 days. And I run 4 main mowers. The 4 trucks break down into 3 diesel 1 gas the 2 cutting trucks are ram 4500s and are 1 and 2 years old so they get 10-12 mpg towing a fully loaded trailer with up to 6 yards of grass clippings on them. Our 89 gmc we use as a beater truck all the crap jobs it does 2000 miles a year or less. We have one 1500 left and does just like driving like banking and post office and stores.

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