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How much do you Charge for snowblowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IA Farmer, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I'm bidding on a church and they want be to do their sidewalks, i've never done sidewalks and so i'm wondering how much people charge for snowblowing. Oh and is a 1 stage blower ok or should I get a 2 stage. Thanks Kenny
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I charge $35.00/hr and a 2-stage is the way to go. :nod: :waving:
  3. PlowKid150

    PlowKid150 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    like Bad-boy J said go with a 2 stage... I just saw home depot has some nice Ariens. They are selling their 11/27 or 28 whatever it is, for like a grand where i live. They have elec. start, huuuuge throat, and heated handles. Thatd be what i bought.

  4. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Thanks guys looks like the 2 stage is the way I will go. Kenny
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I charge the same as plowing , if the truck is there and the driver is using the snowblower , I charge for the truck , if he is using a shovel , I charge for the truck , the truck is there , its not somewhere else plowing .
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I don't do any walks, my sidewalk guy does.
  7. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I wouldn't buy a home ripoff or blowes snowthrower-no matter who the manufacturer is. When something goes wrong you bring it back to the store. They then ship it out for service. By the time it reaches your hands again 5 storms have come and gone.
  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I have both and and have a Ariens 5hp single stage that will really eat light to moderate snow very quickly. They make them up to 7HP now (that would be some serious power on one too) and they are a lot easier to get in and out of truck than a heavy 2 stage too plus a good 2 cycle single stage by nature will start well in any temp.