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So you want to start a Snow Removal Business?????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by motodad, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. motodad

    motodad Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 91

    Just figured up my fuel cost since last mon . $2600.00. Just had a hard time with the truth of the #'s lol. But wouldnt want to do anything else.
     
  2. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    i do...i'm going to become a snowbird...i never want to see another flake of that white sheet again....i'm going to buy me a pair of plaid pants, pull them up to my nipples, have me a pair of white shoes, and a white belt...play shuffleboard, and go for early bird specials at denny's everyday...... you burnt at least 800 gallons of something since monday...just HOW many pieces of equipment you running?
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  3. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    Hmm, $9k a month in the winter, if its an average year.
     
  4. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    that's a lot of fuel...and how many pieces of equipment does it take to burn that much?
     
  5. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    $312 in 3 days with my pickup alone.....
     
  6. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    Give or take 23.
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Don't you mean 260 pizzas. :laughing:
     
  8. motodad

    motodad Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 91

    5 trucks, 1 gm 7000 dump and 2 bobcats.
     
  9. motodad

    motodad Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 91

    lol had my share of that this week aswell.
     
  10. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741


    At under $400/mo per piece of equipment that is not bad at all. I know you have some very effecient equipment that services lots of customers (at least on the resi side anyways), so you must be pretty happy with just a 9k/monthly bill.


    (not meaning just as in its not alot of $$$, just that compared to gross, I'm sure your % is better then most I'm sure)
     
  11. motodad

    motodad Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 91

    Dang forgot the sidewalk crew, 1 chevy cargo van and 3 toro blowers. Them guys are the best never hear anything from them they just get it done.
     
  12. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Must be nice, my sidewalk crew never shuts up...wait, I'm my own sidewalk crew, better get that checked out