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Pricing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by AGM, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. AGM

    AGM Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Is charging $60 per hour with a snow blower to much? I am new to this and was wondering. Thanks
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550

    Sounds high to me people get that much for a pickup truck with an 8 ft blade.
     
  3. Turf Masters

    Turf Masters Member
    Messages: 93

    How much overhead do you have?

    I charge $50 per hr for shovelers and blowers,but 150.00 for a plow tk.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Truck mounted snowblower?

    Tractor mounted?

    Skid steer mounted?

    Somebody pushing a snowblower?

    And then throw in the different pricing in every market and you really opened a can of worms.
     
  5. Turf Masters

    Turf Masters Member
    Messages: 93

    walk behind snow blowers

    I have 3 men that use toro walk behind blowers on my commercial accounts.I charge 50.00 per unit per hr.All my GMC trucks with Meyer Plows get $150 per hr.Drivers get paid $25.00 per hr and snow blowers and shovelers get $18.00 per Hr.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I'm not getting out of bed for $60\truck. I'll go broke in my nice, warm bed instead.

    That's a little low for my shoveling crews, even. But, hey, every market is different.
     
  7. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    if your new to this business i wouldn't charge more than $60 per hour. you can get your foot in the door that way. you should be able to blow a small drive off in 30-40 minutes. that's $30-40 per drive. not bad for just starting out with very low investment.
     
  8. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i'll get out of a warm bed for $60 per hour. my employees get out of bed to roof houses for far far less $$. that's what's partly wrong with our society people not wanting to get out of bed and work.
     
  9. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    If I could make $60/hr working in bed than that would be the best of both worlds.
     
  10. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    I think it would cost close to $30 per hour to run the truck....no?

    $60 per hour for a snow blower isn't high if you can charge it and people are willing to pay it.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    No, that just shows the regional differences in pricing. There are guys in my area that are plowing for $60\hour, but my time in crappy weather, my investment in plows and 4WD trucks is worth more than $60\hour.
     
  12. Turf Masters

    Turf Masters Member
    Messages: 93

    Snow rates in N.E Pa.

    Sub=contractor with 3/4 ton-1 ton tk--$65-75.00 per hr.