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Trigger point for plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SnowOps, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. SnowOps

    SnowOps Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    OK, usually I use 2" as a trigger point for my commercial customers. I have a new one that I am bidding that wants 1 " Im sure I need to charge more, looking for ideas on how to price the different trigger point, if anyone else has some opinions.
    thanks
     
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,879

    Is it seasonal or per push?

    If seasonal, use your history of snowfall to price for the season, obviously for every inch of snowfall you're plowing.

    If it's per push you'd do it cheaper, not higher, takes less time equals less money.
     
  3. SnowOps

    SnowOps Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    all seasonal
     
  4. DERHNTR

    DERHNTR Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I use 2 inches unless customer has different needs, 4 inch trigger has higher price. Most customers just rely on me to plow when needed.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well if you get only 1-2 inches your making a special trip just for him,so charge double what it would be at 2 inches then add another 20% for aggravation.
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

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