solo operators monthly expenses

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfsup, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. turfsup

    turfsup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Just curious as to how much overhead you solo guys have each month(approx.) I know this varies due to the # of accounts each has and how big they are and also the type of equuipment being used. If you would please include that info. as well. Thanks!
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Fixed overhead:
    G/L insurance
    Truck/trailer insurance
    Price of all equipment

    Variable overhead:
    Truck fuel
    Mower fuel

    I'm not going to put an expense report on the net, but I will tell you fixed overhead is more than the variable. Until you get into paying employees.

    For solo you can keep your overhead pretty well in check by just knowing your limitations.
  3. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    A few numbers I can share.

    Gas/oil averaged $32 a week

    $10,000 in equipment, if thrown away at the end of three years, would represent avg. $277 a month. 5 years $166/mo.
  4. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Right now I think it's around $1,000 per month.

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