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how do i charge for snow plowing ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wmq4040, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. wmq4040

    wmq4040 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    hi folks, i am going to buy a snow plowing rig for next winter. 05/06..although i have 25 years snow plowing ,with the d,o.t. of ct. (wing truck), i have know idea of what to charge for drive ways and parking lots.. can any body help me with this , by the way i am 62 yrs old and retired from the d,o.t. :)
  2. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    A lot of people charge different rates but I shoot for $100-$120 an hour. So if you need to quote a lot try to find out how long it will take you and charge accordingly.

    Example: A lot needs plowing that will take you 30 min charge $60.

    Most drives by me (40'X20') run about 25-30 bucks, take about 5 min.

    Probably not much help but better than nothing.

    - Welcome to plow site. :waving:
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2005
  3. caz41

    caz41 Member
    Messages: 86

    You really need to find out what the average rate is in your area. If everyone else in the area is charging $75/hour, and then you come along at $125/hour it's safe to say that you are not going to win many bids. That's the best place to get you started. Hope this helps.