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Holland MI subs needed 2007/8 season

Discussion in 'Employment' started by sk187, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    We are a excavation company in the Holland area and are going to be bidding some very large jobs this winter and I need to get prices on subs.

    We currently have a loader with 16' box plow, X-county truck with 12' hyd plow/ belly blade/ salt spreader, and a skid steer which will either get a box plow or snow blower on it.

    I am trying to figure out if it is worth adding plows to our trucks or to sub the pickup plowing out.

    So, basically I need to find out who is available and what the general hourly price they receive is.

    Either PM me or post in the thread.

    Subs must be available at all times as these jobs are priority and very large (expect 5-8hrs each call).

  2. F350 Snowman

    F350 Snowman Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Too Bad is isnt closer to the muskegon aera, i would be glad to help, good luck this season and be safe.
  3. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I'm from Grand Rapids, but I hear in Holland, subs get anywhere from $18-$55 per hour. I pay my subs based on experience and equipment.
  4. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I just need general clean up plow trucks.

    A loader with 16' angle/box blade and muni truck push the snow to a curb where a skid steer with 8' blower shoots it into a ditch.

    The pickups are more for cleanup so nothing special is needed.

    I will discuss the price with the sub.


    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I can see subs in our area getting anywhere from 30 to 65 an hour. Depending on the truck, experience, and what kind of plow (vee blade or straight).
  6. F350 Snowman

    F350 Snowman Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    18 an hour? who would work for that....i want to find those subs around here, if they are any good? lol.

    I wouldnt even think of getting out of bed for that kind of money..

    Just my 2 cents.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Right. I have to get at least 30 an hour minimum
  8. shredder

    shredder Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    30 minumum for a sub? I wont plow for less than 45 an hour, usually get 50 - 55 an hour to sub, why would you settle for 30?????????? or less????????????
  9. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Shredder, you don't understand about this guy.... he has a terrible bid on a ginormous place, so he doesn't very likely have any money to pay people after he leases big equipment. The other thread is listed as something like "2,000,000 sq ft bid" or some similar thing.