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How much do you net after a general 1 to 4 inch snowfall.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by maxwell, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. maxwell

    maxwell Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 59

    Share your net if you will, for a 1 to 4 inch snowfall.. (after paying subs, fuel expenses, salt and ice melter costs, etc)

    after crunching the numbers i figure we are at about $11,000 , that is with 12 trucks and only1 bobcat that really only loads our salt trucks...

    just wanted to see where the rest of you were - i know its all relative, and yes i know many of you plow by the hour, but just want a ballpark for the helluvit
  2. westwind

    westwind Member
    Messages: 79

    payup About 1000.00 a truck per snowfall, after expenses. We also have two skid-steer routes that service our large packs and townhomes, these routes make more and are harder to figure out. Most of our customers are year round ie: lawn and snow. Single man operators up here should be making 900.00 to 1500.00 per snow.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    I do all my accounts on a flat fee year-round, but this is what I base mine on.

    I have all of my "business" expenses billed out during the summer, meaning truck payments, insurance, etc. Theoretically, my lawn mowing is subsidizing the snowplowing.

    I get on average $100 / hour for 15 hours of plowing, which I can do a 1-4" snowfall in. I base that off of 18 snowfalls / year, so about $4500 / month for 6 months.
  4. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Net = $1000 per truck per inch. per day
  5. drmiller100

    drmiller100 Senior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 119

    wow. we don't even push until we get 6 inches. 700 a blade a day.
  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    To much involved to brake it all down here but that is our average. We start plowing some jobs @ 2' and some @ 3" That also includes ice control, stacking, hauling, plowing,
  7. westwind

    westwind Member
    Messages: 79

    Sounds like your on top of it! Pretty soon the plowing will take care of itself!