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sidewalk shovelers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JTS Landscaping, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. JTS Landscaping

    JTS Landscaping Member
    Messages: 53

    was wondering what you guess usually charge you sidewalk shovelers. couple people wont to shovel side walks at the condo that im doing this year. i need to come up with another price. the developer needs to know in a couple days.there is atleast 1hr 15min shoveling walks and in front of garages. please help.
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I charge $35.00 per hour for sidewalks.
  3. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    I tell the kids to go do it :nod: . You charge $35 but what do you pay the laborers? $20.00?
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I pay my friend $10.00/hr and buy all his meals.
  5. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Consider a snowblower as an alternative?

    I just got two Ariens 5520E snowblowers from Home Depot last night (the Toro 3650's I wanted were sold out and on backorder until who knows when so I went with the Ariens).. $615.00 each + tax.

    Weights about 130lbs and has a 20" clearing width..

    Just something to consider. :waving:
  6. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I charge 2x the labor, IF the labor has their own transportation. If I have to have someone with me in the truck, that changes everything. I listen to classical most of the time and typically the laborer will scream and want to smoke like a fiend.
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    i charge my regular plow rate an if i have to do sidewalks then we gotta do sidewalks !!
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    My friend uses my 32 in. craftsman 2-stage.
  9. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    i was getting $45 per hour for a place i did 2 years ago..... usually 4 to 8 hrs per snow
  10. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    Anyone see the Ariens 32"? I saw one at the Depot today..Looks like it would make quick work of any walkway.
  11. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,475

    Hey Snoluvr,

    Do you remember the price? I am looking for a second one to put on my other truck which is not used for plowing. I was heading out to the depot tonight but got on here instead.

  12. Switchless

    Switchless Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 74

    Look for an MTD with the "power steering". They are the only people with a fully locked rear drive with "separate disengaging" wheels. They have the same drive system as Ariens, are better balanced for clearing heavy snow, less money, and don't let the snow weep out the sides.

    2' of snow, no problem. I get $130/hour for my 13hp/33" machine.

  13. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 Member
    Messages: 69

    that's a sweet pic. How much for the mtd??
  14. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    I think the 32" ariens with 8 hp. was about $1300..give or take..figure it must save some time though..better than a 24"
  15. MidAtlantic

    MidAtlantic Member
    Messages: 33

    In my area we are getting between $35-50 per man hour plus materials depending on the contract.
  16. Switchless

    Switchless Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 74

    Mine was $1,700. I bought it from "Loews". You probably don't need the 13hp/33", and MTD makes a lot to choose from. My friend has the 10hp/30" machine, which is on a smaller frame and really nice for sidewalks.
  17. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    AWESOME PICTURE!! I don't know what people would do if we got that much snow at once here!! :waving:
  18. Switchless

    Switchless Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 74

    Once it gets over 20", it does start to be fun :)
  19. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 731

    I got a funny for ya. I bid on this grocery store n the store manager calls me back after a few days and wants to know if I do sidewalks. I told him I'd charge him the same as if I was plowing. I recommended that he send one of his flunky stock boys that he's payin 7 bucks an hour to do it cuz I was gonna keep chargin him to come back and take care of the drifts. :eek:
  20. Remsen1

    Remsen1 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    snowblower all the way here. it snows too much, too often to think about wasting more than a few minutes using a shovel when you can make good money running a plow or a blower. I get $60 per hour with a snowblower.