How much do you spend on fuel annually?

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

  1. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    I service 85 residential accounts within 2-3 miles from my home.
    I fill the truck up about every 2 weeks.
    I average around 7500 miles per year. My last truck had 84g after 13 seasons when I sold it. Mowers about 30 bucks per day, throw in a can of 2cycle-done.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2013
  2. Billscaping

    Billscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    My small 2 man biz,we cut 12-15 residential yards a day maybe 3-4 commercial accts a week,I just got done doing my extended taxes and $6250 in fuel last year
  3. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Get a 2% cash back on gas card!
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    $9,818.66 so far this year to date... uuuuugh.

    ... or 4.89% of total revenue so far.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Were at 6,614.00 so far we service within a 15 mile radius on the maint side and about a 30 mile radius on design install side.
  6. grasshopperslawn

    grasshopperslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    We spend about 5500.00 per month on gas
  7. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    Between the truck, 2 ZTR mowers (old 23hp and newer 24hp) and handhelds, I burn an average of around 1 gallon per lawn. We drive maybe 5 minutes between accounts, not too bad. We average around 54 lawns per week.

    Some of that gas is used for other stuff, but not much.
  8. j soshae

    j soshae LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    5 trucks, very tight routes, gps tracking

    1000 gallons per month.

    Come on strong dollar :)
  9. Danmow13

    Danmow13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I just work out the fuel cost as a percentage of each job I do. For me it's 5-10%. So I might spend $1 on fuel to get to a $20job that takes me 10-15 minutes.
  10. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,469

    Hmm, 2 trucks for mowing. 2 zero turns, 2 32's, 2 21's. And an 48" wb for back up or to get exercise.
    We fill up at least every other day. Fill ups are at least $100 per "rig".

    "Rig a" one fill Monday, half Tues,wed, thurs, Fri. And one fill every other sat, and sun.= 3 fill (weekly), 5 fill (big weekly).
    "Rig b"- averages a fill every other day 5 days a week. So 2.5 fills per week.

    So we have 5.5x100=550 per week, and 7.5x100=750 big weekly.

    550+550+750+750=$2600 per month.
    This DOSE NOT! Include our third truck, or tractor (diesel), or gas for estimates and consultations. That truck pulls the dump trailer for jobs, and the dump hauls the tractor when we need it.
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