What was The most you made in a day?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Greatdane612001, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Greatdane612001

    Greatdane612001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I Was wondering What was the most you made in a day You or a crew mowing lawns all day and during the growing season what's your average of a days work mines about $350 by myself and the most I've made in a day is about around $500 :D
  2. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    little over 700 mowing by MYSELF - I was really pushing though- no breaks/ lunch
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    $3500.00 doing aeravations. Mowing around $450 by myself.
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: mowing is approx. $2500 on my thursday route

    last may we had a tornado on memorial day and we cut trees from sun up to sun down approx 150 trees, 8- 12ft rack trucks with chipping, all billings for that day totalled a little over $12,000. tony
  5. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    LONG day mowing with two guys I grossed around $800, that was the BEST bar none.
  6. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    mowing with two people 1500
    mowing by myself 600 on a nice cool day
    backhoe work 2 people one running the case the other driving the dump truck around if needed 15,000
    fall clean up 4 people 3 trucks 6000

    these were on jobs i did last year
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    The most I made in a 6 hr day, (yes 6 hours), was 395.00 thats not to bad I guess for solo. Me and a helper was I think 525.00 for about a 7 hour day.
  8. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    I did work for the city as 1 of 5 companies doing weed mowing. 1 Saturday we (my sister's husband and I) did 9 lots in 4.5 hours so I could get finished early and take my wife out for our anniversary. We had 12 to do, but 2 were done when we got there and one I had objections to doing because of thugs in a neighbor's yard. This is not pretty work, but I don't mow trash, and I remove debris from the lots. I ended up with an 8' bed full of bagged trash and almost $1100 in work orders.

    Best regular mowing day was a bit over $450, alone, and in about 11 hours including lunch.

    Pressure washing: $450 for a deck that took 6 hours alone.

    Mulch: $1300 for a 9 yd job with 6 man-hours of weeding.

    Most is a lot less, but I just looked at this season's numbers. Last year's were skewed because I got a Z in June. Billed work is up from about $50 to almost $60 an hour. I am very happy about this.
  9. WatkinsLawn

    WatkinsLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    In my solo days:

    Mowing $700.00 +/- (12 hour day)
    Leaf removal $1200.00 (12 hour day) (had good wind)
    Aerating $700.00 +/- I hate doing aerations!
    Fertilizing $1600.00 late fall fert only (1 ton + of fert.)
    Mulching $850.00 12 cu. yards
    Pruning $700.00 Oh my back!!

    Now I have crews. This year my best day with all crews was considerably more than any of my solo days.
  10. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    I started using a Z this year for the first time full time with a 36wb for gates. By my self, I usually end up in the $450-$500 range on average with the most at $600. With another guy, $700 was average and nice thing was we got home before dark. But, this dosen't even compare to plantings where net profits can end up around $1,000 for a day solo. Usually start 8:30 and finish 12-13 hours later with 20 min lunch. Dosen't bother me much now, but I know it will in a year or two.

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