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Are you booked?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snowpower, Nov 6, 2007.

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Are you booked up?

  1. Yes

    60.7%
  2. No

    39.3%
  1. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Yes or no, and if you are whats your average total route time. I'm booked solid, one truck, salter, 10 hour route and about $1450 total revenue up to 6" To 12" it's about $2100.

    Salt only events are about $450.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2007
  2. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I would vote, but I work as a sub, so I'm all full up.
     
  3. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Well we include everyone! :waving: That would be a yes. Vote.
     
  4. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    4 trucks
    1 salter
    2 shovelers
    1 loader
    2 end dumps

    8 hours of plowing min if its wet of heavy 10 to 12 plus 3 to 4 hours of hauling out.

    $5500.00-6000.00 depending on how much salt we spread
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I am solo and the route I have will take me about 12 hours by myself.
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Full 1 Jeep 75 driveways 4" storm 8 hours $2300 payup
     
  7. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Pretty much full, maybe a little subbing though. My route as it stands now: My truck + plow 4" storm -> 15 drives @ 15 mins avg per drive (w/shoveling sidewalks) = 3 3/4 hours per route (once). Can't wait to start plowing!:nod: Each drive for 2-4" push is agerage of $45 x 15 drives = 675 for one push (actually comes to $735- some drives are like $55 per 4" push).
     
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    3 Pick ups
    1 Dump truck

    About 8 hours of plowing total, waiting for people to stop draging there feet, have 3 big bids out that will fill book me for the season.
     
  9. I want to know how in the world you guys can book 8 or more hours per truck per storm???? What happens if you get hammered??? I only book about 6 per truck and sometimes am worried about that....What happens if it snows 2" an hour and starts at 5am and done at 8am??? Betcha everybody wonders why their lot isnt clean when they get there......
     
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Ive said the same thing in a few other post. I try to keep one truck as a back-up/ catch up truck, also good for doing call-ins If youve been in the biz very long at all you know if it can go wrong it will
     
  11. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Im a sub and we are short a bunch of subs so ill consider myself booked.
     
  12. kcplowmata

    kcplowmata Senior Member
    from kc
    Messages: 174

    booked up as sub and contractor. 3500 salting . 4 salt trucks . 5 hours total per truck maybe lil more or less. most the time more. roughly 5000 plowing depends on if its close to Sunday for churches or weds.4 plow trucks roughly 4 hours for two trucks and 8 hours for the other two. so i hope we get snow or ice. I've worked really hard to get here. first year i might reap profit.last year was good but not this good.
     
  13. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    How often does that happen. Maybe once a year if at all. I see your point, and if I get complaints I'll cut back some resi's and give them to my friend.

    I didn't seek this amount and would be happy with 2 hours or so less work, but I had a certain amount booked and a nice package deal walked in and sat down. Impossible to turn down.
    Having too much work wasn't my worry for the year, and if it becomes a problem, I will make arrangements to get them done sooner.
     
  14. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Full
    City Sidewalks with quad <6" = 5 hrs
    City Sidewalks with Kubota w/snow blower>6" = 12 hrs.
    Total price = $1,200 per push.

    5 Family & Friends driveways with plow truck = 1 hr
    Total price = $1,250 for the season
     
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Last year we got an unexpected storm in the middle of the day when I was out of town. I got a few calls wondering where I was at and most customers understood that I don't just sit around and wait for snow. One woman tried to chew me a new azz and she ended up looking for someone new to service her. In this biz the customer is NOT always right.
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I'm never booked if the right job comes around. We only book around 4 hours on a 2 - 4" storm for plowing. You can't do commercial with a 8-12 hour route on a 2-4" storm. It's not how big your route is, it's how much you net at the end.
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Yeah, but what do you know. ;)
     
  18. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We have a Nov 10 deadline, however we will take on additional work IF it fits into existing routes, or if they are willing to pay for their poor planning.......
     
  19. cod8825

    cod8825 Member
    Messages: 91

    Maybe where a little nuts in Kansas City but her it goes

    Eighteen trucks
    Seven only with plows
    Four only with spreaders
    Four with plows and spreaders
    Three side walk crews

    Each plow/salt truck has about 10 hour route in 1 to 4" with total of $1200 per truck
    Sidewalk crews have an six hour route with $800 route

    I run all of the sidewalk operations and shovel at the same time. December 3rd is our expected first storm.:nod:
     
  20. X-LOWBALLER

    X-LOWBALLER Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 102

    I thought we were booked but a "down on his luck" landscaper as if he could sub for us. I will throw him a bone and give him the bare minimum to keep him afloat.

    We would like to do more on the salt but this year we raised our rates for the monthly end and lowered our salt fee. I don't think it was the best decision but it sure will be nice to get paid the extra $$$$ when it doesn't snow.