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Pricing for use of Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by DeSnowman, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 50

    I am interested in getting some help with pricing for use of a salt spreader. its a 1.5 yard DownEaster salt spreader. They are supplying the salt I just don't know what to charge for the use of the spreader. Hourly rate for a plow truck is 125 an hour. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If you can get that to plow I would charge at least that with a minimum.
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Pricing help

    Are these lots that they are having you plow or are you simply salting them for another contractor?

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