Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by usa50xx, Dec 6, 2000.

  1. usa50xx

    usa50xx Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi,,I am just start out plowing this year.we average about 3 to 10" of snow per snow fall.
    (I hear that there getting between $75 to $100 per hr here and was wandering what to charge to plow a lot ,drive way or small road)do I charge by the Sq foot,and how much do i charge per foot.)and how much do I plow
    (many times at what snow rate 3"-6"-9")
    some gave me this.
    (( 3 to 5 in.=0.0555 X Sq foot)
    (( 6 to 9 in.=0.0655 X Sq foot)
    and so on ((((((((help dont know what to do if u can help please help)ps some tips on plowing too if u got..em

    Thanks form Bob-- here in West Berlin NJ

    1986 GMC 1500 4/w drive
    Company Name:snow 495-5222
    Years in Business:first
    1986 GMC 1500 4/w drive
  2. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Personally, I've found that starting out at 2", and then comming back every few inches works better than charging different amounts for additional accumulation. I charge anywhere from $15 for the smallest driveway on up to $130. And that PER PLOW.

    Tips on plowing:

    1. Take your time. The faster you go, the sooner you'll brake something.

    2. Watch out for curbs. They will mess you up in a hurry.

    3. Use those little poles with reflectors on them... or something like that. They help a LOT when theres a foot of snow on the ground.

    4. Listen to the people in here. They know what they're talking about... or at least they do a good job of faking it. LOL