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1117 ft of road

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JRSlawn, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    How uch do you guys get to plow like 1117ft of privatetwo lane road.

    Please help

    Jeff Smith
    JRS Lawn & Landscape
  2. Mick

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

    I do private roads and Fire Roads. Based on $100 per mile for 3"=6" or $150 for anything to 12" (I use a one ton diesel; plenty of power for that kind of load). Then add for difficulty; such as hills and tight curves.

    You're only talking about 1/4 mile so I'm guessing it's pretty straight and flat. If you're wanting any advise specific to plowing private roads, let me know.
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    We get $125 per hour. .
  4. kl0an

    kl0an Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    You're only chargin $100 a mile for a two lane road?? My GOD, do you make any money?? You realize that's like the length of 200 driveways easily right?? At $20 or 25 a pop for driveways, you're missing out.. But, I can see a reduced cost cause it's all one run but WOW.... Only $100?? That's insane..
  5. Mick

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

    Maybe the "two-lane" part means different things to us. Private roads here are generally 12' - 15' wide. Two cars or trucks can meet. Length really varies a lot, but one mile is fairly common. And, like you said, being one shot is the big advantage. With a 9' plow, which is 7 1/2' fully angled, it' one pass down and one back. Considering the distance here between houses (I have a couple of accounts several miles from the last one), I'd much rather have a mile road for $100 than three driveways at $35 each; especially since there is no backblading, turning around only once, etc. Just pull in, drop the blade and go. I usually have pushoff areas along the way, but that's simple enough too. Just push in, raise the plow, back out, drop the plow and continue.

    Kloan - 200 driveways? That would only be 26.4' per drive. Ours are much bigger than that. A typical driveway for $35 would be around 75' feet long with an area at the end may 50'x50' in front of the house or garage.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2004
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I usually price roads around $150-200 per lane mile IE 1117' would be doubbled and rounded UP to the nearest 1/8th of a mile IE that would be over 3/8 of a mile so just round it up to ½mile and charge $75-$100 I can make3 pases and have 20' of road clear and make $75-$100 in 10-15 minutes

    cant do 4 $25 driveways in 15 minutes here, too much backdragging and shoveling