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Formula for plow per mile?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hometown Lawn C, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Hometown Lawn C

    Hometown Lawn C Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Does anyone have a good formula for plowing by the mile
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    1500.00 per lane mile.
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I think you're a little high. Maybe you meant $150?
     
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475



    What does it matter? No two lanes are the same!


    Just like "how much per sqaure foot of "x" installed?"
    "how much to mow an acre?"



    Here's a good formula. You can apply it to any service or good.


    (Your cost (material, expenses, labor))+(your desired profit)= Your price to the customer


    No one can determine these variables but you.
     
  5. Hometown Lawn C

    Hometown Lawn C Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    thanks thats about what i thought.
     
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Maybe, but some cities, counties and states pay by the lane mile. Lane miles are more similar than various driveways, lots etc.

    Or were you just baiting me for my response in another thread?
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's the price our county pays to my town to plow their roads so that's what I'm quoting.
     
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Just shows how rates vary by area. I think our town bid out 18 miles of two-lane for $25,000 for the season. Not sure what the county pays. They mostly use their own trucks/operators.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Same here. But there are so many roads in the county they can't plow them all.So they pay each town that amount for the roads the town plow for them.