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Ice road plowers?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by doh, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Ok I have an "Ice road price/hour"

    So you drive 2-4 hours, to thier Cottage to find it trampled by Snowmobile tracks, do you add to the bill?

    Or do you go by the hour?

    I hate Snowmobiles, They make you look like you have done nothing/hour. Meanwhile thier sled tracks have caused you to be out there an extra 2or 3 hours.

    Anybody face the same problem?
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    If you charge by the hour, charge by the hour.
  3. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    But say a 2our job takes4 hours, and the next quoter says "Il'll do it for $150," Don't you feel guilty for taking an extra hour?

    I should charge out $135 for this, when the job was actually a $290 job.

    But the tracks are not my fault.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  4. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,505

    dude you live in NW ONTARIO what did you expect
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    $135 for 4 hours work.... u gota find some new customers
  6. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    True I battle Snowmobile tracks everytime, but they had thier bay tramped down like a carpet.

    Oh well, not really interested on getting on thier "Preffered List" I'll see what reaction I get @ per hour.

    Next question. So you have 12 miles of road, on the ice, to your cottage. It takes you 5 hours to break open.

    You see 1 cottage on the way, has a parking lot already plowed out. No road to it! Then the second trip, there is another cabin off branch at 3 miles, and at 7 miles and 8 mile (with the parking lot.)

    With no help on the main road. Do you plow the off branches in?
  7. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    I would and tell the other guy he has a mess to clean up. No different than the town plow berming in driveways. JMO
  8. plowking15

    plowking15 Member
    Messages: 91

    I can't believe they couldn't find somebody closer to plow.I have snowmobiles but I don't ride off trail or where I shouldn't. plowking