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To sub or not to sub?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kylecal91, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. kylecal91

    kylecal91 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Hey guys this is my first year in biz and I have never plowed before in my life. I was just wondering if subcontracting or working for someone would be a better option at first? I know quite a few guys around here that are big in business and might have a shot working for one of them during the winter. Also, just wondering what the going rate is for a driver using his own equipment? I have a Dodge Ram 3500 so I know I can push snow but I currently have no plow.
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    do you have a salter, if not 50 since youve never plowed
  3. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I would sub for a company for atleast the season...Learn the ropes...As for pay..That depends on whats the going rate in your Area for a rookie is...Or i can just throw out some random number..Check with your friends..Good Luck and have a Great Winter...:salute:
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    This late in the season you maybe only pushing a shovel.
  5. kylecal91

    kylecal91 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Well I didn't really expect to get any jobs this late just maybe though. I'd have to find out. Plus I don't even have a plow yet. I don't need any more shoveling jobs, already got 11 by myself lol. Idk we'll see. Yeah I don't know what the going rate is
  6. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    What plow you get will have a major effect on what your rate will be.

    V plows will always get better rates compared to a basic straight blade,and as said above if you have a spreader or not comes into play as well.
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Keep shoveling and doing research before next year.