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Need advice on how much to bid to haul snow

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Snowman789, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I don't know what to charge to haul snow away do I charge by yard or by snow fall? Thinking of using a truck and dump trailer if need me to buy the trailer it doesn't matter just want to get an idea if what to charge thanks
     
  2. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    By the hour per piece of equipment.
    As far as calculating cost per hour of each piece of equipment being utilized we offer a CD they calculate cost per hour based on your equipment cost use rates and overhead of your company. It's called, " know why you charge what you charge "
    Check it out WWW.profits are us.com
     
  3. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    As said above by the piece of equipment. We charge 90.00 per hour for a skid loader and $90.00 per hour of a truck. Around here not much call for snow hauling until about February.
     
  4. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I would look at subbing a dump truck I would hate to have to tow a trailer after storms because people are still driving around like idiots. But it would take longer so you would make more i guess too.
     
  5. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    This lot is a every snow event it will need to be cleared its a little lot that will take me like 15 to 25 minutes with a skidsteer he was looking for a bundle price to do it and it a 15 by 30ft lot which won't equal much snow so just wondering
     
  6. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Calculate how long you think it will take you to get the entire job done at the hourly rate and then give him that price
     
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    6" snowfall is only 8 yards of snow on that lot.No place to stack? Seems like a lot of work for whats essentially a small driveway.I charge a 4 hr min unless I'm feeling a little charitable toward my best accounts.
     
  8. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    It to small of a lot to pile anywhere they need ever bit of room
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Where are you going to put the snow. Some towns, states regulate were you can dump snow.
     
  10. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Mine does not
     
  11. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,008

    What state ya in? Most guys I no get at least 4 hr minimum, 100 per hour per pice of equipment.
     
  12. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Mn as far as I've been told im good and iii that for skid and dump trailer?
     
  13. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    If you charge a 4 hour minimum the guy will be paying $800 for a storm? (Thats just as an example)

    How are you going to plow this place? Are you going to plow normally during the storm and then haul away after? Are you going to do nothing during the storm and then just load directly into the trailer to haul?

    Seems like a bad lot. Have a google maps shot of it?
     
  14. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    That's a little to much to charge I was thinking 80 a snowfall with skid steer and haul away it's for a guy that has us for other work we do for him so I wanna make it right and it isn't to big of a hassel I will get one in a bit
     
  15. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    So you would only do it at the end of the storm? No actual plowing during the storm?

    How long is it going to take you to bring the skid there, load trailer, dump it, return and then bring the skid back to the shop? To me $80 seems like you might as well pay him to haul his snow. Im all for being nice to people you know but if its going to take 3 hours and you charge 80 you're barely covering expenses if you break them down.
     
  16. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    It's 2 minutes from my shop with driving the skid and it'll take not much time to load and dump
     
  17. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    80 to remove snow from a lot? Seriously?... It's worth triple to quadruple that.
     
  18. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I wouldn't bundle. Do the plow on the cheap side and up the price of the load and haul some. I pay $80/hour/truck and $100/hour on a loader that I contract to haul, no minimum, as long as I call early enough to get in on that nights run. If not there is a call out charge. My hauler has 3 dump trucks and they move like a drill team.

    Can a dump trailer hold as much as a dump truck? For comparative pricing? Just wondering
     
  19. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Depends on the dump truck box most likely no but I'd get a 16 ft trailer so close enough for me