1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

85' long driveway with turnaround. how much?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by NHplwguy77, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. NHplwguy77

    NHplwguy77 Member
    Messages: 41

    I gave a guy a quote today for a 85-90' long driveway with a 2 car turnaround. Gave him a price of $35.00 per push. Will i get a call back saying i got the job or am i really to high??:confused:

    Thanks Guys.
     
  2. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    id say way low.

    ive got a drive just like that and im at 50.00 a push.
     
  3. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    dont worry u got the job!
     
  4. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Thats pretty low if you ask me. Id charge 50 per push
     
  5. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    I agree with the above replies. 50 would be reasonable
     
  6. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I have had people question a $35 price and I also have had people very happy with a $50 price. Very similar driveways. You have to feel out your potential clients and try not to leave anything on the table.
     
  7. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,572

    Wouldn't even drop the plow on that for $35 atleast $50
     
  8. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    wow i need to live where u guys live. i do a drive about 80' long with one main entrance and a one push blade width wide second entrance with a 20;x20' side parking spot. takes 15min and i only charge 20 bucks. at $25.00 i would of not got the job and they are good friends. which i know are the worst people do plow for
     
  9. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    it just depends on the area. around here an average in town driveway around 40 to 50ft. long
    prices start at around the $35 range for the big snow removal companies. the longer the drive the more it costs. i have 1 truck and 1 driver designated for residential drives. he helps on the early morning commercial stuff then around 8 or so he's off doing residentials. works good and during storms he stays busy and makes good $$ i do it for just under what the "big guys" charge so i stay real busy. i'm not a cut throat just smart.
     
  10. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    it just depends on the area. around here an average in town driveway around 40 to 50ft. long
    prices start at around the $35 range for the big snow removal companies. the longer the drive the more it costs. i have 1 truck and 1 driver designated for residential drives. he helps on the early morning commercial stuff then around 8 or so he's off doing residentials. works good and during storms he stays busy and makes good $$ i do it for just under what the "big guys" charge so i stay real busy. i'm not a cut throat just smart.http://www.plowsite.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
     
  11. ctmower

    ctmower Member
    from CT
    Messages: 38

    My prices are usually $30 for small driveways, $35 for medium, and $45 for long ones. Obviously everyones idea of those three sizes will be different.. I usually feel out the customer and try and figure what i can get it for.. Sidewalks are usually a extra $20. Ive been averaging about $130 per hour with what I've been charging my customers and how much time it takes me to complete my route!
     
  12. Snowpusher78

    Snowpusher78 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Sounds like u have the job, In IL where i am at i get $25 a drive roughly 2 cars wide and 2 cars deep, so that price for that drive sounds good.
     
  13. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    my minumim for drives $30 i dont get out of bed for less then that that drive is $50 easy im in salisbury ma
     
  14. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    if the trigger is 4" you shot your self, if the trigger is .5" you good, but id go 55
     
  15. SDeVoe

    SDeVoe Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I don't know where you are, but in PA, just west of Coatesville, I would charge $45 up tp 6 inches, with a 2" trigger. All bets are off over 6", I will tell you what it will be when I get there.
     
  16. palmtree907

    palmtree907 Member
    Messages: 69

    Sounds like a $50 per push job to me.
     
  17. larold83

    larold83 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    thats a 25 buck one 50 bucks a push around here will put ya out of business i picked up two that way they charged 50 i came in at 25 and got the job
     
  18. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Would say 50 or 60. Around here what I would charge. Think you got the job.
     
  19. yamahartx

    yamahartx Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 24

    Had 2 guys give me estimates of $25/ea plow on a 650' lane and a 36'x30' parking spot. All driving 10 miles to get to me and have no other jobs close by.

    I think that is low. But I am too picky to hire it, so I bought my own plow!
     
  20. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 Senior Member
    from wooster
    Messages: 125

    ya id say $45-55 per push under 6inchs