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per hour price for top kick 6500 w/ plow ?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by trinitysnow, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. trinitysnow

    trinitysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm looking to put a plow on my top kick 6500 I'm just unsure of the going rate per hour for a truck this size.I'm thinking around a 10' blade any suggestions?
  2. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    too hard to price for you. how many billable hours per winter? if you only plow 50 hrs in a season you need to be alot higher price to cover the overhead of that piece of equipment, is it a 4x4 ? how good are you in a big truck? I try not to bid per hr one of my top guys can do $300/hr on my per time accts a rookie will do about $75/ hr on same acct. per hr scares the customer no way you can quote $300/hr. but it costs them the same as a rookie at a lower rate. that being said i would say for a sub or an hourly contract we see pricing from $75 -$105 for a similar rig.
  3. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    that truck brings me 80 an hour
  4. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    just to show the difference of the pricing depending on where you are in the country i could get 125-145/hr for a truck of that size if you put a salt spreader on the back i can get 150/hr.... my suggestion would be to talk to a contractor see what they offer you maybe plow a year or 2 for them until you can figure what your market will allow
  5. ace landscape

    ace landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    i have a similar truck and i usually charge $125 an hour for myne.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    This guy is in Tahoe, they get buttloads of snow usually. Plus the cost of living is higher.

    You also don't want to price yourself out of the market.

    What do you normally get? Add some to that to cover the extra costs involved in plowing and the plow and see what happens.