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Please help give me an idea

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by MC94XR7, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    I Been charging $30 per push for under 2' and $45 for over 2' of snow on a 4 car driveway. I'm getting murdered out here with that rate. I see others are charging seasonal contracts. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction with monthly contracts. I would think that pre-payed is the way I'll do it at the 1st of every month. but what should I charge per month? I live north of highway 7 in the GTA. what does $200 sound like? it covers 7 plows a month basically. It includes everything and even big dumps and small dumps over 2" high. Is that a fair price? is it too high? Lay in to me. I can handle it. I'm rigging up an 8' plow. Thanks guys. I 'preciate 'er.
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    How much snow do you average
     
  3. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,251

    That's about $28.50 per push. This sounds cheap to me. How many do you have?
     
  4. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

  5. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    so far around 15.
     
  6. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    I personally would lower the trigger from 2 feet. That's a lot of work.
     
  7. 160SR

    160SR Junior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 27

    By murdered do you mean you're losing $ or is everybody else cheaper ? The first thing can be fixed the second cannot.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    what does CL have listed for snowplowing prices?
     
  9. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,251

    122 inches is enough for per push work. I know winter is late but it ain't over till the fat lady sings. You can get hurt with seasonal should not this year but you never know.

    I would want a little of both if your worried about not working. I would figure 25 trips per season. I don't live in the GTA but per trip I would think should be $40.00 minimal. I prefer per trip but glad I got some seasonal this year.

    Don't get all freaked out yet we could still get snowed on.
     
  10. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,181

    I'm north west of the GTA, we do get more snow over the escarpment. I find the little drives in subdivisions don't hire unless you offer a stupid good deal that makes them not worthwhile. Even the well to do neighbourhoods are all house poor,have their kids do it, and own a homedepot mower that they help their neighbours out with. With house prices just shy of $500k for a shack, people start looking for places to save and don,t mind shovelling a little snow. JMO...
     
  11. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    Thank you. I'll put some more thought into the price to depth ratio.:drinkup:
     
  12. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    I have no snow on the ground here yet so I'm making no money.:eek:
     
  13. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    Smart. I never even thought of looking into that- let alone making an ad! 'preciate it!:drinkup:
     
  14. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    sure seems that way ;)
     
  15. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 150

    $40 is my price. but I'm offering $30 pushes for a bit.
     
  16. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,251

    Times change when we were raising a family and in the housing market all you needed was about 80 to 110k to live in a nice three to four bedroom and to bath with a two car attached garage. I'm glad I was smart enough to buy a modest home and be able to put some money away for when I can't earn money.
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    After a night at a Leafs game and a 2-4 and pack of Exports I'm surprised you can even afford a house there.
     
  18. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,050

    Not trying to be a wise guy, it's the same for everybody here, cept Grandview. No snow on the east coast yet. And your just setting up your plow now.
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

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  20. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,050

    Stepped right intp that one, didn't I. :dizzy: