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Sub contracting pricing for plowing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by BAMP, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. BAMP

    BAMP Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hi,I'm just wondering what an average hourly rate is to charge for plowing,through sub contracting?
    Kitchener/Waterloo area
    Thanks for any helpful info in advance.tymusic
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Usually it's what they will pay you.
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,478

    What size blade, how old of a truck, do you carry your own insurance or use their umbrella policy, salter in you r truck or not???
  4. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    What to charge

    I think you should start with what's it cost you to run your truck & plow. If you are not sure about that, check out this link. http://www.profitsareus.com/product...at-you-charge-spreadsheet-cd-microsoft-excel/

    This CD will calculate your cost per hour for your truck, plow and labor. At that point, you at least know where the bottom is at for your services and not based on an industry standard. It keeps you from under-selling yourself. Add to that number what you want to so you can determine selling price per hour as a sub.

    Good luck this year.
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    Just a suggestion but you may want to go to a digital download format. CDs are quickly becoming a thing if the past. Personally, I wouldn't buy it just because of the CDs
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Thanks for the input

    When you order you are actually given a link to download right then. Some are still requesting the hard copy.
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    If you have your own truck and insurance it can be anywhere from $50-$80 an hour.
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Any truck with a V plow and insurance, willing to be on time and stay till the storm is cleaned up is worth $80 minimum to my mind, no matter where it is. Just an opinion...
  9. BAMP

    BAMP Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks,that's what I needed to know.