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Going rate for commercial subcontractor in NY?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jbone, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    So what are you guys averaging per hour subcontracting to do commercial lots? I jsut thought id ask around as I will be doing it this winter. Im new so please take that into consideration. Also this is just plowing no ice removal, one pick-uptruck. Thanks
     
  2. shamp

    shamp Member
    Messages: 33

    Subs in my area get $40 to $60 an hr. for plowing with pickups with 7.5 to 8 foot plows.
     
  3. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    does it vary depending on experience? I havent plowed before. Im using a western 7.5 on a pickup. Thanks!
     
  4. shamp

    shamp Member
    Messages: 33

    yep its going to very on experience.try and find a company that you can work with talk to who's in charge of the sub they may do a drive with you the first knight just ride with a experience driver to help get you familiar with how to move the snow. it takes time to learn the Trix and every storm will be a different animal. good luck:waving:
     
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 Member
    Messages: 91

    When I used to sub myself out (this is going to be first year I don't) I was getting 75 per hour for my truck/plow. Actually last year he gave me 80 b/c of the gas prices. That was in monmouth county, NJ.

    You really want to set something up so you can get a guaranteed call during a snow storm. In other words, if its 3" of snow or better you want to be assured you will get a call and receive a minimum amount of money/hours. Otherwise, he will only call you during the big storms, whenever something of his breaks, etc. He might have you only for two or three hours at a time...that'll barely cover your fuel and maintenance costs.