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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by wedge88, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. wedge88

    wedge88 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Is it better to charge by the hour for residential neighborhoods or by figuring an amount per sq/ft. and charging per push.. Just curious. I know if I ask what to charge I will get a lot of questions asking about conditions so I will keep this real basic. Thanks
  2. Ken1zk

    Ken1zk Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I look strictly at the time involved for any job quote. I consider how long to do the job as well as the travel time. My goal is $150.00 per hour when plowing. Hope this helps :salute:
  3. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Strictly Per Push Considering U Come Every 4 Inches
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,920

    I agree in the $100 to $175 an hr ball park, as the lay out of the lot can make a big difference in time. So you have to set a minn price? What can you afford to do to your customers lot/drive/plow/shovel/salt, and still make some money?
  5. wedge88

    wedge88 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the info. I plow driveways now but looking to put a plow on truck next year.
  6. smurf76

    smurf76 Junior Member
    Messages: 18


    I must say that I am amazed at the prices you all quoted. I live in souther PA and most of us in the area are inthe 60-80 hr range. Avg. paved drive 25 small lots 40 gravel drives good luck on that quote.

    hope this helps
  7. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    Around here we are around $75.00 an hour +/- a little!