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hourly rate and number of pushes

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by bigthom, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. bigthom

    bigthom Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    hey i am from buffalo new york and deal with lake affect snow a lot. just wondering what some people are at for an hourly rate in a pick up truck. by that i mean what you charge to plow a lot in that truck. not what you pay people in a pick up. and wondering wat the number of snow falls or pushes you are basing you bids from. just wanna see where i am at in the market. thanx guys.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How long have you been plowing?
     
  3. bigthom

    bigthom Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    12 years. just seeing how competitive i really am. tough to stay cheap but still make profit with these fuel prices.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I've been doing things based on 25 pushes for seasonal contracts.
     
  5. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I would go by how many bids you get. If you land more then 50% of the accounts you bid your probably bidding to low.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Around here,snowplowing driveways is like manta falling from the sky.
     
  7. bigthom

    bigthom Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    lol ya im in the west seneca south cheektowaga area. i just do this for extra cash now. i work full time in a auto shop. so its mainly people i know. Ive been bidding at 28 pushes so im not too far off.