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total storm vs per push

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by chevy5150, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. chevy5150

    chevy5150 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    :bluebounc I was talking to a potential costomer today. He said the guy that plowed for him last year would come through 2 or 3 times durning a single storm. But would only charge for the total accumulation on a per push pricing. Does anyone have any input on what to charge for total storm vs per push. Say 12 inches per push. Compared to 4 inches three times. My per push pricing is 2-6"=195 6-9"=285 9-12"=375 then per hour for this lot. I just don't want to be low ballin even though I can see the building from my lot. :dizzy: This lot doesnt get salt.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Then tell him he might want to get the same guy again this winter.

    My per push pricing goes (with a 3" trigger):

    3" to 6" - $xx.xx
    over 6" to 9" - $xx.xx times 1.5
    over 9" to 12 - $xx.xx times 2
    over 12" - $xx.xx times 2. plus yy.yy per inch over 12"

    Don't let someone dictate HOW to plow. YOU decide what depths to handle, etc.
  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I tend to doubt his former guy came through a couple of times for 1-3"; usually storms 4" and over can warrant a return based on the type of location your plowing
    eg. industrial park>no return
    shopping storefront>potential return,again based on "your terms of agreement"
  4. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    If his old guy was so great, why is he talking to you?
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Pass on this account.