Lawns per day?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by the ace, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. the ace

    the ace LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 147

    Using a 21" self propelled, how many 1000-1500 square foot yards can be done in about a ten hour day? This includes edging, trimming and blowing the walkways. Also they are all in a five mile radius.
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Probably about 12, but it really depends on you. I think it would be a long tiring day though.
  3. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    start over, and try at least a bigger mower man you'll die
  4. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    but 1,000 - 1,500 square feet lawns? that's pretty small, and I think the 21" might be the best choice here. (depending on lawn layout)

    I'd say you could whip through a few more than 10 a day being this small. probably closer to the 20 range. this is a shot in the dark though, as it depends on the amount of trimming, blowing etc. and operator experience and efficiency.
  5. the ace

    the ace LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 147

    A bigger mower is not an option, small gates do not allow for this unless you can lift your bigger mower over the chainlink fence! In which I'd have to say you'll die by the end of the day! :D
  6. ZaK18

    ZaK18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    With a 2 guy crew a 1500 sq ft yard should take less than 12 minutes. Without busting your butt you should easily get 30 done a day.
  7. amw

    amw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    how about a 32 or 36 inch..?......(W/B)
    they usualy fit MOST gates...
    and their much more productive (sp?) and less work on the opperator..
  8. the ace

    the ace LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 147

    My next size up is a 48" but these gates i'm guessing are about 30 or 36 inches, either way it would be awful close.
  9. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    If your looking,i'm going to be selling a 32" floating deck Toro...Haven't found a gate yet it wont fit through
  10. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    I a few lawns that are this small and they honestly take under 10 minutes with 2 people. Most of the time is spent unloading and starting up the equipment. Figure around 4 an hour if there is travel time between each stop, and upwards of 8 per hour if you really hustle. If they are motivated, count on 5 an hour so 35-40 a day.

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