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Pusher Box

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NASConst_land, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. NASConst_land

    NASConst_land Member
    Messages: 54

    If you have a seasonal contract with a pusherbox account set up how would u charge for the work that is done with that loader and the box. Do you charge by the hour that is put on that loader or by the inch of snow that accumulates. We would be paying a lease and the seasonal contract would cover the cost of the lease and that is just for the machine to sit on the lot and be ready to use. Every time it snowed we would be charged by the hour for the machine but what would be the best way to charge the customer.

    Here is what i figure

    Monthly price to leave the machine sit on property + $120 Hr. for machine runtime.

    This is for a 2 yard wheel loader with a 14 foot box.

    Let me know what you guys think
  2. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    a wheel loader will push 1" just as easy as it will push 12" and you probably don't want to let the snow pile that high anyways.

    Personally I wouldn't bid it any different than a truck for plowing. Look at how many hours it will take to plow and bid accordingly.

    Then you can add your pushbacks, removal, etc... as a seperate per hour charge.

    But around here, many places won't take a per hour rate for plowing. Per push is acceptable, but not per hour because it makes it too hard for them to budget snow removal. The loader might plow for 10 hours out of the season, or 5000 depending on operator, etc... Where as per push you can take a look at the average events.