Lawn application production goals

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Joe Mittler, Mar 4, 2000.

  1. Joe Mittler

    Joe Mittler LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 4

    We currently treat 400 lawns. We curently use lesco spreaders and 200 gallon sprayers for herbicide. What are your production goals for a day. I realize lawn size and travel distance between accounts is a big factor. How many hours do you consider a day. What is your average billing in a day? How many accounts serviced? About how much square footage.
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Mount sprayers right to your spreaders and you'll save time over pulling a hose.<p>To answer your question:<br>I think $1,000/day and 300,000 sq. ft. would be a decent residential 8 hr. production day. Add 1-2 hours for loading/shutdown.<p>30 lawns w/ 1 tech.
  3. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    we work on $1000-1,200 per day spraying between 120,ooo-160,000 ft per day. Ganular 200,000-300,000 ft per day.for $1200-1800 per. we don't chage per app we charge for the seasons prgram, but those are the numbers we look for. our avg lawn is 16,000 ft. with 5 apps.
  4. myers611

    myers611 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I agree with the 2 previous posts, those figures are in line with ours
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,166

    same here...
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,265

    How fast can you drive? How close together are the lawns? We plan on about 150,000 sq ft--about 15 lawns of 10,000 sqft each.
  7. MDAutry

    MDAutry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    the better question is how do you get 400 lawns?
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,260

    Same here Riggle. About 150k per day. The more customers you have the tighter your routes. We shoot for 140-160K. That's about all that can be done on the spray apps. Could do more on the spread apps... and I dowhen on the PG.As soon as we catch up from all the rain we had, we'll get enough done to have a 3 day weekend every now and then.When I worked for chemlawn we'd do 25-30 lawns a day. That was in Little Rock and the lawns were smaller on average and the routes much tighter. I cover an entire county now.
  9. myers611

    myers611 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    In my opinion 15 lawns at an average of 10,000 square feet is not even a work day. My best guy will do that by 11:00 a.m. and he is extremely particular, very conscientious and very thorough. He won't miss a weed and won't cut a corner. He does about 300,000 square feet per day and is back at the shop by 2:30, usually with a new customer signed up and a check in the truck.
  10. turf101

    turf101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Lazer gets 3 tenths of a cent per 1000. Steven gets as much as a penny or more per 1000. I liked to work for Steven.

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