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Snow Stacking Question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NortheastSNO, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. NortheastSNO

    NortheastSNO Member
    Messages: 50

    I got a request today to stack the snow at commercial lot by the store manager. Just out of curiosity how much do you guys charge to do this kind of work. I know prices a different all over, but never been asked by a national to stack snow.

    They seemed okay with it after I told them the store manager requested it, and the fact that we are supposed to get more snow this weekend. They are already losing 6 space in front of the store.

    Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated.:dizzy:
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    What are you using to stack the snow?

    Pick up, skid loader, front end loader.... Those prices vary a lot!
     
  3. NortheastSNO

    NortheastSNO Member
    Messages: 50

    For this lot I was planning on using our skid steer
     
  4. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    I use Cat front loaders and charge $150 per hour. A skidsteer will likely be $100 or so.
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Do you have to rent said skid steer?

    What does it cost to rent a skid and trailer for an 8 hour use period?

    Are you used to running a skid steer?

    How long do you think it will take to push back the piles?
     
  6. NortheastSNO

    NortheastSNO Member
    Messages: 50

    4 HRS


    Told customer min 2 hours @ 90.00 per hour, then 90.00 per hour after that
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Are you renting a skid?
     
  8. hardwoodcd

    hardwoodcd Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    he says OUR skid steer
     
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Just saw that....
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    At $90/hour with an owned skid you'll be making good money. Good luck getting a national to pay you that.
     
  11. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I'm surprised they are letting you do it hourly....we've had to give NTE's in the past for out of state management. Bid high, work fast
     
  12. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    i get $100 an hour for my compact, and i try to give them a rough idea of what it will take to do the job.
    I had SMS actually on my side for my pricing, its the property owners that give the issue
     
  13. NortheastSNO

    NortheastSNO Member
    Messages: 50

    SMS said that they could not do hourly. Makes sense to me. So i had to ball park a number of hours. Quoted 500.00 for about 3 hours work. All seem ok with the price. SMS asked for pictures of the piles, supplied them and away we go. Plan on moving piles tomorrow night, right before ne
    xt storm rolls in.