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mass. pricing for 1 ton pickup w/8 foot xblade

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by mass1589, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    just wondering what an hourly rate you guys think would be fair for a 1 ton pickup with 8' xblade. i received an offer to work for a guy while being able to do my accounts.

    what is the going rate for this setup. i know the location matters its in the boston area.
     
  2. Jim74

    Jim74 Member
    Messages: 50

    What's fair or what's he going to offer you? I'd like to see you get 70 bucks an hour but he will probably offer you between 50 to 60. Good luck and don't be afraid to negotiate.
     
  3. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    65-70..........
     
  4. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    Thanks guys .... I complely understand the whole what people will pay and what pay should pay. I was thinking 75/hr, or should say hoping!
     
  5. rebert

    rebert Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    if its several smaller sites like driveways and small lots u might be better doing a % split, 60/40 if you know and trust the guy.
     
  6. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    large shopping all complex.....for people in the area i believe he is at one of the simon malls.
     
  7. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    Settled on 55.... Mall parking lot...
     
  8. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,298

    If he gives you 55y let him pay gor the gas and insurance and repairs
     
  9. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    I think i was lucky to get the 55 i know others are getting 45 taxed!!
     
  10. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    I wouldn't consider you lucky. And the guys subbing their trucks out at $45 an hour are straight idiots.
     
  11. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Wouldn't even get out of bed for that. Hell, towns pay $70 plus an hour for a pickup with no sander.
     
  12. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    a town would pay on the books....soo wouldnt you be clearing around 50 after taxes from 70?
     
  13. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Yeah they 10-99 you.
     
  14. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Wow that's low my trucks are at $75 and I'm at $80.
     
  15. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Everyone should be "paying you on the books". Whether its taxed off the bat or a 10-99 you are getting reported. The thing is, with a 10-99, you control when you pay the tax, and if creative enough while staying within the law, you control how much tax you pay. This guy giving you 55 an hour is going to whack you with a 10-99 at the end of the season almost without doubt since this is a commercial account, and they damn sure will be 10-99ing him.
     
  16. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Just out of curiousity is this parking lot the super Wal-Mart in Worcester off 146 ???
     
  17. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    Nope ... Im doin logan airport area parking lot.
    I habe seen anothe twin to my truck though in mass ...he goes full strobe when he passes me hahaha i love it
     
  18. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    My town pays $65 and hr. for a truck with an 8 ft plow and you can usually sweet talk them into a cutting edge with bolts when the time comes. They also pay a 4 hr minimum call in time.
     
  19. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    What town is that??
     
  20. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Is that Uxbridge your talking about ? How do you like plowing for them, any having to chase money or hours ?