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Somebody toss me bone!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ffjohn, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. ffjohn

    ffjohn Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2

    ya ya I've tried the search engine. What I need to know is if there's a standard rate per 1000 sq. ft. anybody uses for plowing. Or at least a ballpark # people try for. I think it will be fun to see all the different rates, lets say it's up to a 5" snowfall and a 20,000 sq. ft. parking lot. No sanding, plowing only.

    Thank You

  2. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    It all depends on what market you're in. You could discuss production times and then if you want to determine what your own price would be, apply your own factor to it.

    Assuming no obstructions, night time plow with no traffic - just staright up plowing in a relative square/rectangle (not a long run): 20,000 sq ft with an 8' straight blade would take maybe 18 to 25 minutes with 5" snow that has some moisture content. Not slushy and not powdery.
  3. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Using the same senerio as Lawn Lad, 20,000 sf with minimal obstructions. Any one of my drivers with an 8'-0" blade could complete 5" of snow in about 25 minutes.