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Going Backwards?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kcplowmata, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. kcplowmata

    kcplowmata Senior Member
    from kc
    Messages: 174

    I bought a truck from a guy who has alot of residential plows.I have never done residential for money.I have done commerical for the ten years ive been in the snow biz.Was wondering what you guys think.Am i going backwards if i take them?
  2. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Does the dollar per hour work out?? One thing I hate with residential is chasing your money and invoicing small amounts but if the $ is there, we'll do it.
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    as long as you are set up for it, go for it. i do resi's but mostely comercial's and most of the time i make pretty good money but they are just a pita (the people not the drives)
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I do only resi's 4" storm I make $300/Hrpayup payup
    Oya thats in a jeep when I had a truck I made $150/Hrpayup
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    it's gas $$$$ and that's about it.... living in the KC area (up north) i only see 2-3 times you might plow a residential, if you have a 4 " min. we plow commercial EVERY time. how much can you possibly make doing a driveway 2-3 times?????? not worth it to me!!
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I agree but like PJ said if your set up for it, you could do all the resi when your done your commercial work. They will have to wait a while but oh well.