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ATV commercial pay rate?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Banksy, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    The guy who I plow for asked me if I would also use my Honda atv and plow for some work at the malls. I said sure, but he doesn't know how much to charge the customer for it. He knows how to price a loader or skid steer, but not sure on an atv. It would be used for pedestrian areas of the mall and tow a spreader for salt/sand.
  2. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    they can really be a time saver; it can get lots of areas you can't reach with a truck or skidsteer.
    I would go 30% less than whats charged for a skidsteer..... around here in ohio I wouldn't charge any less than $45 an hour
  3. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    :)We get $40 per hour wet (they pay fuel) and cash under the table so a good$.:):)
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Those were the numbers I was thinking. Thanks guys.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    theres a guy on another forum that said he charges 65 an hour. he got flamed pretty bad needlees to say lol
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That sounds like a bit much.
  7. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I don't rent mine out but I figured with me operating it or one of my guys I make 75 to 80 an hour with it...now mind you thats my driveways, sidewalks, and small commercial lot I used it for.....I think if I rented it out I would ask at least 50 an hour here...it does 3 times the work of a sidewalk crew in the same time. I think that would be worth it.
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Why do have a plow on the 2004 Honda 350 Rancher 4x4 and not the 2001 Arctic Cat 500 4x4? The 2001 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 would work great with a 60'' plow.
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    The 50'' blade is just a tad small for the Cat unless I add wings. I'd like to get a blade for it and have two quad plows ready. The Honda pushes great though. I need to put a rubber cutting on it. The big pedestrian common places it would plow have stone work and cement. I hate to scrape all that up.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  10. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    i like to get $50/hour
  11. nv_my_z71

    nv_my_z71 Member
    Messages: 36

    I know a guy around here that is getting 45
  12. Rubberducky700

    Rubberducky700 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Im in Nebraska and I charge $40 to my apartment complex lots or other commercial jobs. Probably a little cheap to some but how I figured my cost was what trucks were charging and cut it in half as I estimate I probably will take twice is long as a truck with a plow. Does anyone object to that?
  13. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I'm getting close to $100 an hour after I figure my time spent on the job. I have all residentials that pay very well to have their driveway opened up. I charge anywhere from $35-$85 depending on the size of the driveway. The $35 drive takes less then 15 minutes to clear the drive and walkways. The $85 one takes me less then a 1/2hr!
  14. Sportsman500??

    Sportsman500?? Member
    from PA
    Messages: 93

    I get $10 for shoveling a 20 ft driveway.
  15. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    That's making money right there. :D
  16. Sportsman500??

    Sportsman500?? Member
    from PA
    Messages: 93

    Ayy... I can't bring my lawn mower w/plow everywhere.
  17. triadpm

    triadpm Member
    from 21771
    Messages: 48

    In Maryland Brickman gets $87 straight pay and $95 premium (after 7pm Fri.-4am Mon.) Pretty good money huh?
  18. clayton2127

    clayton2127 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Ive done some work for brickman this year aswell. For atvs they pay 50-60 per hour. they usually dont care if you have a spreader or not. Brickman seems kinda cheap. Other places are offering 60 without a spreader and 65-70 with a spreader and plow. As far as that premium pay stuff. Never heard of that before. The only thing that changes pay rates is the equip you have.
  19. CaptainSmokey

    CaptainSmokey Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    what part of maryland do you work for with brickman?????

  20. triadpm

    triadpm Member
    from 21771
    Messages: 48

    I dont work for Brickman that is what they charge....their customer. That is in Frederick