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snow blowing.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DRP Mowing, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. DRP Mowing

    DRP Mowing Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hi all. I am new to the snow removal and am going to be getting into it a little. I have 3 small drives so far. anyway How many of you use snowblowers? The drives are pretty small that i will be doing.Like 15 x 20 and 15 x 40. here is a pic of the blower. I dont know the going rait here and would like some input on pricing. Thanx.

  2. Remsen1

    Remsen1 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I have several 20x20 parking spaces that I do with snowblower. They are all in one stop and I charge each customer $15 week. I average 2 pushes per week, about 5 (x2) minutes for each customer. I'd charge more if I was making a special trip for one single customer.

    I've used Ariens snowblowers, they are high quality units, but I don't like how they feel rearend heavy (maybe this has changed since). When I was using it, I had lift up on the handles to keep the front down. Maybe it was just the unit I was using. Also they are pretty expensive. I will say that they are well built. I use a Craftsman 9 hp 26 or 27"? I know some people really slam Craftsman, but the blowers seem to be good quality. Side by Side with an Ariens: Same motor (tecumseh), same transmission, same tires, slightly less sturdy controls and chasis, but not much difference.