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one price???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowguy2004, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. plowguy2004

    plowguy2004 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    i have been in the snow removal biz for 2 years and have use the 2-4, 4-6, and 6+ for my incerments. i have been thinking about charging one price up to 6 inches and then charging a per inch fee for each inch over 6, do any of you guys do this and what are your thoughts on this way of billing.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Yes, I have a variation of that in several forms. Mainly, I use it for very small places. Some I'll give a price for anything from the trigger up to 12". Others up to 8"; then over 8" to 12". No matter how it's priced, anything over 12" is $xx plus so much per inch over 12".

    Usually you'll want to not use this for larger places. But I've got several that are literally push from the street for maybe 15' to 20' for two or three pushes. Most of the expense in these cases is the travel time involved to it and the next.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    You might not want to charge for every inch as this might lead to arguments about how much snow there was. If you group you prices into 4-7 or 8-12(just examples) you might get less fights.
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    We charge 1 rate up to 6" above 6" we charge at 1 1/2 times the rate. However, any storm that has more that 7-8 inches will have multiple pushes. Rate is charged at the time truck starts the push....