I'm curious to know how many guys on here have on-staff mechanics? How many pieces of equipment do you have? Do you work year round? How many mechanics do you have on staff? I am the shop foreman for a large landscape and grounds maintenance company in Minnesota. We have about 300 pieces of equipment (that I keep maintenance files on) we probably have another 60 or 75 odds and ends that don't require regular maintenance, so I don't keep too many records on them. Rough estimates would be about 45 trucks (Chevy 1/2 tons to a Sterling tri-axle), about 20 or so trailers, 10 Bobcats, one mini-ex, 40 lawn mowers, 16 trimmers, 16 backpacks, 25 snowblowers, 16 Gravely 2 -wheel tractors (snow removal only), 16 or so Boss snowplows, a couple of wheel loaders, one tractor, and about 5 salesguy trucks. Presently we have 2 mechanics, myself and the other guy. We keep up the maintenance, repairs, DOT inspections, welding and fabrication work, blade sharpening, tire work, and the occasional toilet repair. I'm just trying to figure out where our staffing level should be. I have reached the point that my right hand and I can't keep up with everything anymore, and I am trying to convince the boss to hire us a shop helper/parts runner. Just wanted to know where everyone else was at. Thanks for the time.