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What do most of u average per storm?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mow&Snow, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I know this is a tough question, I am just wondering what type of numbers most of u do. I am at about 2500 per plow, using only one truck. I think this is great. What about you guys?
     
  2. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    By the way, I don't even wanna THINK about what JAA pulls plowing snow.:eek:

    Tom
     
  3. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    2200 per push, for one of my trucks.

    All though it will increase by 50% after 4".

    CGB
     
  4. Chief Plow

    Chief Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    We get about 2000 for the first 3 inches... Only goes up from there....
    Take care
    Rick
     
  5. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Hee...hee...hee..... :D
     
  6. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    I really find 2000 per push per truck awesome !

    I am not sure you could do that here.
     
  7. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Are you running a truck for 10 hours or 4 hours in a night? If you're able to get $150 an hour (bidding purposes) then if you're going to produce at a higher dollar rate than comes through increased effciency or the type of snow fall. 5" of mashed potatoe snow is different than 1" of powder.
     
  8. Ground Master

    Ground Master Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    damn those sound like good numbers........

    how many hours and/or billable hours do you average per storm?
     
  9. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    If I got 2500 per storm/event x 10 events per month x 7 months for one truck.....
    $175,000 in 7 months....


    HOLY CRAP! I think my customers would kill me first. I would be on some island drinking mai tais for the other 5 months a year.
     
  10. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    We try to average 2k per inch but that can fluctuate depending on time of day and weekend or weekday storms
     
  11. Ben

    Ben Member
    Messages: 62

    I used to be happy with clearing 1000.00 until hearing those making 2500.00. I need to work harder.:)
     
  12. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    If you are AVERAGING $2k per truck per day, and you averaged 10 hrs, then you would need to average $200 / hour. That is possible here in some situations, but I'm not sure someone could truly average that in this market on a regular basis.

    We dont schedule our trucks for near that many hours as an average, since that means on the high side they are probably out for 15 or more hours.
     
  13. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

     
  14. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I think Howard found the right place to be plowing. Last year I had 54 plowable events, and the year before it was 55. Gonna have to dig deeper in the archives to go back any further.

    This time last year, I had only plowed twice. But Monday night my ninth event. Hope things keep at this pace.

    For those of you who are averaging $2,000 plus per event, does that include sanding / salting, or is it just plowing?

    Andy
     
  15. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    That's just plowing for me. Not to much call for residential sanding. I pretty much only sand my commercial stuff unless they request it.
     
  16. Mick

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

    Mow&Snow, I'm just north of you. I've set all my accounts with a 3" trigger. I've only had one person question the need for that low a trigger. I don't plow there. I figure seasonal rates using 12 plows per season. Rates brackets are: 3"-6", over 6" to 9" and over 9" to 12".
     
  17. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Mick, that sounds about what I do. If you leave 3 inches on the ground, it's bound to freeze and make a mess.