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2007/2008 Price list

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by lmarine, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35

    what do you think?

    Salt $150.00 ton
    Bag Cal Chloride IE dragon melt $12.00 per bag
    plow truck$100.00 an hour
    Skidster $125.00 hour
    dump truck ? an hour
    Shovelers/blowers/quads $35.00 an hour
    5"plus 10% of bid ?

    please some input here too cheap? or????
  2. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    looks good are you running subs or all ur own equipment, if ur own I say a little high but thats in my neck of the woods in your's i bet there's a million people trying to get contracts

    the bag chloride looks low I can't even get my hands on the good stuff for less the $15 I would charge at least 15-20% more then what it cost got to figure the time it takes to spread it .
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    Id love to get $100 for plowing. Im at about $80
    We charge $120 - $250 for salt
    Dragon melt we charge $16-$20
    $100 for a bobcat doing walks
    $35 for a guy on a shovel

    I would plow for $70 an hour if its a good account that i can use tons of salt on. We only plow about 10 times but we can salt 40 times $$$$
  4. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    I'd charge more for shovelers.... its really hard work.
  5. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    $35 for a shovel guy?? Thats less than I charge for mowing. Back when I worked for someone else, I was in charge of the walk crew :rolleyes: , but I was paid $25 an hour, using their equiptment :drinkup:

    Try charging twice that, you might be suprised payup

  6. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35

    so let me get this right $120 to $230 for salting per ton what is the diff why $120 or$230 what are the factors i thought i might be alittle low on the dragon melt iam going up to $18.00 bag it is alot of work with spreaders on a 40 acre complex iam still lost on the per ton rock salt i mean with gas prices ect what do u charge and make a living at it without being out of the ball park
  7. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    It all depends on what you "CAN" charge. Last year I paid $65 a ton for bulk salt, I charged $300 a ton and I have no prolbems. I would not dream of spreading it for $85 a ton. If I had a 40 acre complex I would think the price would be alot lower than $300 a ton. My biggest place is somewhere close to 4 acres, but I have a lot of smaller places that feel $30 to spread 8o lbs of salt is a good deal. payup It just depends on what you can charge, every city is different.

    Good Luck Bossman