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What is your hourly mow rate???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SouthernYankee, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I havent been mowed lawns in a couple of years because I have been in school. When I was back up North I was getting around $40hr to mow lawns with my deck mower.

    I was curious what the average rate for everyone is? thanks for the info.SY
  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    the typical rule of thumb is a dollar/minute/man. so theioretically, if your a one man opperation you should be shooting for around $60.00/hour. I tend to get a little under because I am younger and havent quite worked my rates up to where they should be, but next season they will.
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    45.00 With equipment more.
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I only mow by the job, not by the hour.

  5. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    i usually make around $60. I got smaller lawns that take only about twenty minutes with two mowers running
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Do you do anything else? Other than using the Baton LOLOL
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    but you have yo have a figure to base the per job price on

    mine is 65 per man hr with all equipment
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    $60-$75 man hr. :cool:
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    One way is to use the $1/minute as mentioned. Not too sure if that is always correct though depending on the property. We have jobs that we get $3/minute (go figure).

    I'm with Paul and think hourly is more appropriate. How much that is you can only answer. Figure out what your hourly expense base is and then go from there. IMO your hourly rate should be at least double of your expense base.
  10. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    So what about this question = What do you charger per hour for 2 men (counting Yourself) and using one zero turn, trimmer, edger and blower?

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