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What is your MINIMUM cost for any account per deice?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    More specifically in north east states like NJ, PA, DE, MD, CT, RI, MA etc..

    Your minimum contracted amount just to send your trucks out and visit a site for salt/calcium treatment no matter how small the site is. 1k sq ft or 20k sq ft.
     
  2. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,783

    nothing less than $150 unless it is next door to something we already do. Then maybe $125 for a very small lot.
     
  3. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    100$ blip blip I'm done in 60 seconds
     
  4. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Lehigh Valley PA $125 salt trip min.

    $100 minimum for plowing a small lot with F350
     
  5. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I need to move.....
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    Closer or farther away?
     
  7. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Anywhere but here. I'm way too close to Erie. Too many guys making 25-30 an hour and thinking they're making it big time.
     
  8. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    $150.00 min.
     
  9. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,852

    My thoughts are not worth much since I don't yet own a spreader(bigger then my lil tailgate unit) & in wrong side of continent, but I'd say $60 would be min for me & some small lots I got. Thats $10 salt & $50 for showing up to give 1 quick blast.
     
  10. Mustang

    Mustang Member
    from NY
    Messages: 58

    Seriously???????
     
  11. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Seriously. I can hire a sub with a 1 ton truck and a 9 foot blade for $30/hour. Almost not even worth it
     
  12. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Jim I would suggest you look hard at subbing more work outThumbs Up
     
  13. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,888

    No kidding. I wouldn't even check the weather for that kind of money. Much less set an alarm and go plow snow.
     
  14. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    It's hard to even sub out and make money cause these same people are doing driveways for $5 and 10 and 30 mintue parking lots for $20......
     
  15. Mike_C

    Mike_C Senior Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 135

    That's insane...guess I shouldn't be complaining about the prices around here
     
  16. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    That's nuts,I got 40$ an hour when I started in 1987! But I think the cost of living in ct is a lot higher.If I could get subs for 30$ an hour I could retire in a few years lol.I wouldn't even get out of bed.
     
  17. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Only problem with that is that subs are unreliable. That's why I don't use them. I do a bit better than that. Our operation is known for being the priciest in town. If you want unreliable service from a jack wagon with a multicolored truck and a meyerstelizzarinikerbossdogg plow that breaks down 4x a day, call one of the cheapies around town. People are willing to pay for professionalism and reliability.
     
  18. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    At $30 an hour sub 3 of them even if 2 don't show still could be ok
     
  19. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    I would feel guilty if I hired a sub at those prices,I pay my drivers 30$ an hour in my trucks!
     
  20. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Yeah my shovelers get $2 and drivers get $35 and machine operators get $45