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How much to pay a sub

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by R.J.S. SNOWPLOW, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. R.J.S. SNOWPLOW

    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    I wondering how much are subs worth today
    A sub with a 7.6 plow no salter
    A sub with a 7.6 plow and a tail gate salter
    A sub with a 7.6 plow and a vbox
    Thanks you
     
  2. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Salter generally wont increase the rate, maybe just increase the hours you get. at least thats my experience.
     
  3. R.J.S. SNOWPLOW

    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    I bided on 15.4 acres if I win the bid I will have to hire subs at least 3 that's why I posted the thread
     
  4. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    For 15+ acres Id sugest using 9' blades, 8.5-9.5' V plows, maybe have some plow wings on them as well it would cut your time but a lot. But anyways around here in Ma you see between $60-72/hr for subs with 8' plows and up. Usually dont see many 7.5' on commercial lots.

    Good luck!
     
  5. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Id get a loader with a push box. Around me 50-70 an hour
     
  6. R.J.S. SNOWPLOW

    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    It's 4 locations not one location so a loader won't be needed there are 3 about 4.5 acres 1 2.3 acres
    I thought 3 trucks with vboxs take about an 1.5 hours each except the 2.3 would take 40 min.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  7. R.J.S. SNOWPLOW

    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    With or without salters
     
  8. R.J.S. SNOWPLOW

    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Mine is a Meyer lot pro 7.6 with multi blades makes plow 10.4
    I have done commercial accounts befor but this is my first time going to hire subs
    Till I get my own trucks....
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  9. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i wuld pay a sub with a 7.6 blad $75.00 hour... if he has a bigger blade = more money, v plow / wideout with 1 ton = $100.00... no increase for salters.. you just get more hours...
     
  10. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    Around here backhoes with pushers get about $100. 1 tons are lucky to get the $75/hr.

    It makes a lot more sense now that I know its separate lots. 1 truck per lot should be good. Maybe bring a bobcat around after to stack it or if someones falling behind.

    Good luck!
     
  11. R.J.S. SNOWPLOW

    R.J.S. SNOWPLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Thanks guys I do have 2 trucks but it's always nice to have more than what I need just in case
     
  12. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    depends what your rates are...? everywhere seems to be different

    75 is average, 85 if a guy works above and beyond or has some crazy huge rig

    and yeah a salter just means more hours....

    some v boxes i pay 85 an hour to if its my salt... and if theyre only salting
     
  13. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 778

    Anywhere from $85 to $100 here, We can get more with a sander.
     
  14. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 183

    pay them a fair price. Make sure you understand production rates when you tell a sub what u will pay him. a V plow or a wide out is worth more than a straight blade all day. The biggest thing is pay them fast. This is what has killed the national guys. they pay so slow.
     
  15. BORIS

    BORIS Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I try to make $5/$10 an hour off my subs for me that is fair for the both of us.
     
  16. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Thats a great way to phrase it. How much do you try to make off your subs. Thanks B.
    Pete