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Prices real low from construction companies

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by cmo18, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I'm just wondering if any of you guys are running into problem of construction companies low balling accounts just to keep their equipment busy. Where I am, tractor rates are 65$ an hour and a truck rate is 50$ hour. Half hour away truck rates are 35$ an hour and 50$ an hour for a tractor. With these prices I don't know how people can manage to survive and some day people are going to be plowing for free...

    Also what do you guys charge an hour for a sidewalk worker and snow blower?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Around here some of the bigger construction companies want nothing to due with snow.
  3. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Here it is same as Grandview said. Some still do, but alot have gotten out of snow. I don't know if it liability, staff/owner burn out, or not needing the money. I know the pricing is much lower here than it once was here so that may also be a factor.
  4. larold83

    larold83 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    my buddy dosn't touch snow for any less than 50 and he dose all comercial no residential
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I"m not getting out of bed for $50/hour with equipment.