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Snow Blowing, Shoveling,Ice melt rates

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tommy8800, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. tommy8800

    tommy8800 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello i am bidding on a job that will require clearing of walkways and ice melt. Can someone please give me a heads up on going rates ? I have been plowing for 16 yrs and try to get 125.00 per hour with my 8 ft plow any help would be greatly appreciated thank you !
  2. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    If you've been plowing for 16 years, and try to get $125/ph with your 8ft plow, shouldn't you already know this answer by now?

    Just. Sayin.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Maybe he never had to do sidewalks before.
  4. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    16 years and never touched a sidewalk? Why start now? /shrug.
  5. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I love pedestrian passageways. I bid them out at 3/4 of the truck and driver rates. The Toros make quick work of them relative to 2 stage operations. Meyer Hotshot spreader and absolute Zero mag chloride. I took the price of the ice melt, incl handling fees, charge it out by the pound and charge handwork rates for application. I look for sites that are heavy on ped passageway and med on plowing, lowball the plowing and highball the handwork. always a mix of mag and sand, more or less depending on the nature of the event.

    Good luck,
  6. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Wow he posted that 6 days ago and no one has tried to sell him some estimating software.:laughing::laughing:
  7. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    that's a good one :laughing:
  8. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Anybody buy that software?
  9. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    No. I've got some pretty good production numbers for my operation from detailed records from years past. It'd be great stuff for someone just getting in perhaps though I dunno.