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plowing out docks

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by swineford28, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. swineford28

    swineford28 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    i am new to the snow pushing but always wanting to learn more about everything . my question is a am bidding on a job that has 5 docks that need to b cleaned out i would assume that there is a diffrent charge for that but i am not sure wanted to know if any1 out there could give a hand
  2. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Not sure on rates etc. But from having done them at my bosses various warehouses, backdragging out of the docks is my easiest way to do them.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Most people bid the whole job. Lot,docks and/or sidewalks if there are any. Depends on if you are doing it hourly. We figure our operating costs to do everything and charge accordingly.
  4. craigd

    craigd Member
    Messages: 40

    You might want to consider a pull plow for that kind of work. I plowed a loading dock with one a few years back and it worked great. Plus, you can back in and chip away at them if the snow is deep. Back dragging is for the birds when your nose is pointed down a pit like that.