What do most of u average per storm?

Lawn Lad

Senior Member
Location
Cleveland
Are you running a truck for 10 hours or 4 hours in a night? If you're able to get $150 an hour (bidding purposes) then if you're going to produce at a higher dollar rate than comes through increased effciency or the type of snow fall. 5" of mashed potatoe snow is different than 1" of powder.
 

chtucker

Senior Member
If I got 2500 per storm/event x 10 events per month x 7 months for one truck.....
$175,000 in 7 months....


HOLY CRAP! I think my customers would kill me first. I would be on some island drinking mai tais for the other 5 months a year.
 

PINEISLAND1

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Western Michigan
If you are AVERAGING $2k per truck per day, and you averaged 10 hrs, then you would need to average $200 / hour. That is possible here in some situations, but I'm not sure someone could truly average that in this market on a regular basis.

We dont schedule our trucks for near that many hours as an average, since that means on the high side they are probably out for 15 or more hours.
 
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Mow&Snow

Junior Member
Originally posted by chtucker
If I got 2500 per storm/event x 10 events per month x 7 months for one truck.....
$175,000 in 7 months....


Boy would I be jumping up and down if we were to get 70 plowable events in one winter! Here in New England, we average about 10 storms a winter. These are the ones with 4 or more inches, not counting all the little stuff you can't get away with moving for residential accounts.

Last winter we only had 3 storms that I could plow residential. This was the worst year ever! I hope for 30 this year. lol

Biggest winter I can remember is 96 when we got 24 plowable storms.
 

long0

Senior Member
Location
Colorado
I think Howard found the right place to be plowing. Last year I had 54 plowable events, and the year before it was 55. Gonna have to dig deeper in the archives to go back any further.

This time last year, I had only plowed twice. But Monday night my ninth event. Hope things keep at this pace.

For those of you who are averaging $2,000 plus per event, does that include sanding / salting, or is it just plowing?

Andy
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Mow&Snow, I'm just north of you. I've set all my accounts with a 3" trigger. I've only had one person question the need for that low a trigger. I don't plow there. I figure seasonal rates using 12 plows per season. Rates brackets are: 3"-6", over 6" to 9" and over 9" to 12".
 

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