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Snow Plow Rates In Delaware

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tristatediv, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. tristatediv

    tristatediv Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    We just are getting into the snow plow business and can't determine what is the best way of pricing; per hour or per push. Don't usually get heavy snow in Delaware but we are expecting a bad winter.....
     
  2. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Don't know about DE rates, but you should have prices figured out for hourly, per push, and seasonal for all bids. Different customers will ask for all different pricing structures.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    The DELDOT site has a chart of the average prices for residential snow removal. Look under the civic association reimbursement link.
     
  4. tristatediv

    tristatediv Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks Basher I got it off the website....Big Help!
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    "Expecting a bad winter"..... Famous last words.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Remember
    Those numbers are for 4" or better storm.
    do not include salt
    are based off an average
    Commercial rates are higher.
    you need to make your money off your average snowfall. Rates in Wilmington,DE don't compare with rates in Snowfall, MN. For example while you may pay the same for equipment if you push 1/3 the snow your equipment costs per inch are way higher.
     
  7. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 50

    Delaware plow prices

    I charge 125 an hour per truck. Both trucks have Western pro plus 8Ft plows.
    Salt spreading is 225 per ton.
     
  8. Nursemylawn

    Nursemylawn Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Hi DE Snow Veterans,
    Can anyone tell what are the hourly rates now?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  9. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 50

    We plow commercial properties and we charge 125.00 an hour and base our contracts of of that number and the time it would take to clear the property.
     
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  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    With how little snow de gets you guys should be banging people
     
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  11. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    Depends on the job... I try to average 135 shooting for 150. (easy math per minute... 2.5/m) But really it's not a time thing...
    And yea, the deldot thing is different... gotta invoice a certain way, each day, etc.
    Hey Desnowman - I just moved do N. Dover. Maybe I'll see you in passing.
     
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  12. Nursemylawn

    Nursemylawn Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Gasjr4wd,
    Welcome to Dover! Are you planning to do snow removal in Dover as well?
     
  13. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 968

    What can you get salt for down there if you buy bulk?
     
  14. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    Wasn't really planning on it... but if something comes up. I do foresee a time when I give up my hour away clients... and with all these houses being built right near me now...
    I'm really more closer to Cheswold.
     
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  15. Nursemylawn

    Nursemylawn Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Call me if it snows a lot and you needed help.. I'll we do the same.. Since we are neighbors..
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