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How much do you expect to make

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by K&N Snow, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. K&N Snow

    K&N Snow Member
    Messages: 45

    I just wanted to see what some of you think that each truck should bring in per year? Same with each skid, tractor or loader. I under stand that every piece is different due to size of pusher or plow.

    Thank you,
  2. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,891

    Location will also effect the price. I can tell you I get 65 an hour for my trucks here in MN.
  3. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I think asking per year you wont get a good feel, some places get 20" of snow per year and some get 200. Per plowing might be a better way to ask. For me its $1,200. $600 plowing and $600 salting.
  4. Shop's Lawn

    Shop's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I'm right on the border of WI & MN- central part of the state- When bidding jobs I take into affect of location,my other jobs I have in that area and time frames. I try to base my time/hourly at $120.00 to 150.00- yea when all said and done with records of how long the job takes when it snows then I keep track of traveling time- it bounces back and forth usually from 90/hour to sometimes better on myside to 180/hour- just depends on fast you move,traffic or if any breakdowns. Try to base around 120.00 a hour and will be good= making profit and still getting jobs. At this rate I didnt have a problem at all this year for new jobs. 30 to 70 I think is way to cheap!
  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,736

    pretty sure there was a thread a couple months ago with that EXACT same question. Like almost word for word. Do a search and you'll find it.