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anyone from middle iowa know what i should be charging?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by scottyknows50, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    just wondering what services with a truck are worth. i have an f250 with a boss v plow. i've been told anywhere from $15/hr (seems awful low) to up to $75/hr. just wondering if anyone knows where i should expect to be. let me know what other info would be relevant. thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What's the market like in your area? Are there a lot of guys who plow? More guys that plow the less you will make. Better off trying to get your own stuff.
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    GRandview do you even know wher Iowa is? :D but umm 75 seems about right for a vee, do you have a salter?
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    35 miles southwest of Miami
     
  5. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    no salter- just the plow, truck, and a shovel. oh, and my modest good looks.........kinda.
     
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Do you have your own insurance or are you under his and how old are you? And how long ou been plowing,
     
  7. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    i was told i was under their insurance. i'm 26. there are only a few outfits to get with here in town, but i'd like to think i wasn't being underpaid.
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Correct! The middle of no where!!!!
     
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Better than Detoilet Eh. :gunsfiring:
     
  10. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    we do play some mean football here.
     
  11. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    I think the going rate is around 55 per hour to 65 per hour depending on who you work for. I wouldnt go any lower than 55.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  12. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    sounds good, thanks for the input
     
  13. capital

    capital Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    In Iowa you will need to have your own insurance plus insurance/umbrella policy for the plow. Regarding rates it depends on your ability and types of properties you are plowing. Here in DSM the rate goes between $55-$65 for a sub.
     
  14. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    we plow mostly apartment complexes. two of the bigger sets. this is my first year plowing. so far it's been smooth sailing (crossing my fingers).
     
  15. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    You are you plowing for?

    I used to plow city streets in campus town with tractors back in the day.

    J.
     
  16. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    it's bentley custom services. they are new. we move across from the middle school and behind wilson toyota.