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nnew to plowing for myself

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by LBGDevelopments, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. LBGDevelopments

    LBGDevelopments Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    was wondering how everyone does it most of the people around here do it by the inch which is wat i want to do but im wondering how much is enough and too much how do u figure it out??? same for salting never had to charge for that before thanks
  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    2 inches is the average trigger. Some have a set trigger like 3 inches or so.
  3. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    2"3" is the normal. Some charge by the push or per trip and some by the x amount per the year. Salt is different I don't do a lot of salting I buy it for x amount and mark it up. .20% for a bag. Plus my time
  4. LBGDevelopments

    LBGDevelopments Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    ok thanks but how do i figure out how much to charge per 2 or 3 inches??
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The problem with per inch is ,you need check points around town so there is no dispute as to how much fell. Your better off at per plow pricing or good old fashion seasonal contracts.

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Make sur u hav a weather service, to bac up ur snowfall totals. I use WeatherWorksinc.com, wonderful to deal with.