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Price To Pay For Subcontracting

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Husker1982, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. Husker1982

    Husker1982 Member
    Messages: 31

    Just wondering if any of you subcontract other trucks and what would you pay a guy for using his trucks? Tell me if there is a difference in pay for certain blade sizes and what might be other factors you put in when considering the pay.
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    Subs around here get on the avg $55/hr with 7.5 and 8 foot blades.
  3. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    7.6 blade $50.00 8.0 to 8.6 $65.00 9.0 to 9.6 $75.00 10.0 to 14.0 pending GVWR $80.00 to $160.00.now if you have a blizzard 810 i would pay you for the 8.0 same as the 8611.because the stock plow size is 8.0 and 8.6. same goes if a guy has wings on a 7.6.i need trucks to do parking lots big and small and city sidewalks also.by opening the wings your just saving time and saving me money.
  4. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Mike is that the point of a bigger blade too? You would pay an 7.5
    the same as an 8.5 if you continued your logic with a Blizzard. If it saves time who cares what shape it is?
  5. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    well the sizes for most of my work are 7.6 and 8.0.i don't see the point in paying someone more because they go from 8 to 10 feet.unless if you weld it in the 10 ft mode.then i would think about bumping you up.but when i use to sub out i took fisher & westerns only.i tried a few meyers guys but they would always seem to break down.plus i don't know of anyone in CT that would have a blizzard plow for a sub.

    plow wings break.so u go from a 8.6 to an 8.0 or back to a 7.6???
    i won't pay for the 8.6 winged plow you get 50.00
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2003
  6. PAPS Landscape

    PAPS Landscape Member
    Messages: 51

    I get $75.00 per hour for all our plow trucks:

    1. F-350 dump w/ 8.5
    2. F-600 dump w/ 9.0
    3. GMC 2500 w/ 7.5
    4. C-20 chevy w/7.5
    Bobcat per month rate: $900.00
  7. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I occasionaly sub out to a friend. $50 per hour per truck
  8. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I pay anywhere from $50.00 - $150.00 for various trucks. Most of those are $75.00. Got 1 guy I'll pay $125.00 for his 8.5 V-plow, because he is really good & I still make money on top of paying him for that. He's actually the only guy in this area that I would say plows better than me & from whom I've actually learned from when it comes to snow plowing & removal. That truck usually only helps me out during a big storm. That guy also has F-8000 (not sure if that's the real model number, but some of you will know what I'm talking about and can maybe correct me) & I pay him $150.00\hour for using his hydro under tailgate spreader. He can blow out my route in half the time it takes me with that truck. The only problem is the places where he uses that truck are condo & townhouse associations where they insist on using mix. Sometimes he'll put the 11' road plow on it for big storms and I pay him $150.00\hour for that use also.