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Sudivision pricing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by YPLLLC, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. YPLLLC

    YPLLLC Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I am looking at taking a contract for 8 miles worth of streets in a few private subdivisions. Does anyone know what the going rate an hour is for this type of plowing. This is without salt. Also anyone have an idea on how long it will tak me to do this. I am figuring 3 pass's with the plow will do the trick and then cleanup of intersections and what not. Thanks!!
     
  2. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    The towns I have plowed for with 9' blade pay $85.00 per hour. But what to you want or need to make should determine your bid. It should take about 1.5 hours. Hope this helps
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It will take 4 passes as it is hard to run the plow centered on the crown in the street

    Just drive it at plow speed then add about 5-10 minute per intersection/culdesac
     
  4. YPLLLC

    YPLLLC Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    well I figure plowing at 5-7mph. and with 4 passes that would come to 32 miles of street essentially so i am confused on how it would only take an hour and a half. Am I figuring something wrong? To me it seems it will take 6 hours if i do my math, i am gettign confused. some one please help I have to bid this in a few hours!!!
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    8 miles @ 8 mph= 1 hour per pass x 4 passes = 4 hours plus intersection time
     
  6. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Hi YPLLC
    You will not get it done in 3 passes. Figure on $ passes, this is how I figured my sub. I took a lap and looked at how long that lap took, X by 4 passes then added some time for the intersection. My hourly rate is $100.00 a hour so do the math. The good part is this sub is right down the street from a couple of my other jobs so it is close by the house.

    Regards Mike
     
  7. YPLLLC

    YPLLLC Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I will do that, THANKS!! You said you charge $100. This is sub work, how much less than normal rates should i be thinking since its sub work? I picked it up so i could fill like 6 hours of my time. haha
     
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Plowing at 6mph?
    are you kidding?
     
  9. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    It should be what ever your normal rate is, unless you made a deal with a contractor. You should have a going rate for your area. in my area most are trying to bill at $100.00 per hour but there are some less than that. 3 years ago we were shooting for $125 a hour.

    Regards Mike
     
  10. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I think I plow driveways at about 10 mph. I am sure if I were plowing streets, I would be doing at least 15 mph just so I can ensure that I am throwing the snow past the curb. As this is a sub job, figure out what you need to make to show the profit margin you normally make. If it is $65.00 an hour or $350 an hour. You are the one that has to determine that dollar amount. I know in NW ohio as a sub $65 to $70 an hour is acceptable. Back east they are doing sub work for $125 to $150. So figure out the soct of doing the job, fuel, wear and tear, your labor, insurance, so on and so forth, and bid it to make a profit after all expenses are paid.