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LOSTJOB & want to plow for winter

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by FBI, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. FBI

    FBI Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hey all, well i live in northeast Ohio, lost job to down sizing & i have a F250 with a plow used for personal & family plowing. i want to plow & salt this winter. if anyone can offer any advise as far as charging for plow services & for salting.

    how is salting figured, by the ton, sq ft???

    should i have a plowing contract? if so could anybody supply a copy or advise me on how to set it up or where to find a contract??

    is plowing charged by the job, push, condition of pavement, gravel etc..

    thanks in advanced for any & all help..
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Plowing is very fun for a part timer. But if want to be in the biz. Your going in the hole first. as they say ,you need commercial insurance on your truck and business insurance. Better have a few bucks just in case you break something. Then you need to do some advertising . Then after all that you'll have the right to charge 20.00 to plow a driveway.
  3. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    check with your local DPWs and Highway depts see if they will sub you out thats what I do.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Best thing you can do is use the SEARCH button.
    Every question you asked has already been answered......try reading other posts
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

  6. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Search for another contractor and sub contract to them to make sure that this is going to something that your interested in don't forget to your general liability insurance, your commercial auto insurance and workmans comp. find out how much it cost you to operate your equipment per hour and then charge that plus what you want to make as profit salt is charged by the bag the ton the application and the sq ft welcome to plowing
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    Don't mean to hijack this post, but how did you end up a Bear fan and not a Colt/Peyton Manning fan! Don't get me wrong, I'm gald you are, as I am, I'm just curious since the Colts have had a great track record in the last 5-7 years.