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m&mmowing
09-08-2009, 07:26 PM
I searched plowsite, and tried here, but got frustrated not finding what i wanted to find.

How much would you charge for a residential driveway to plow?
I'm thinking contracts at 2 inches.

I think it's very untapped, and I will get schools of clients, 4-5 in one place.

Will be using a toro dingo to plow with, and ice melt will be offered as well with the plowing

mowerbrad
09-08-2009, 07:38 PM
You should probably direct that question to plowsite. And you didn't give much info, a residential driveway could be 30 feet long or 300 feet long.

m&mmowing
09-08-2009, 07:40 PM
Good point, thank you and sorry for the lack of info, prolly lookin at 40-50 ft long driveways

mowerbrad
09-08-2009, 07:46 PM
Around here those would be about $15-$20, but that is with a truck and plow.

SangerLawn
09-09-2009, 06:44 AM
In my parts we get $30 for a drive that size. Keep in mind though. We only get 1 maybe 2 snow storms a year so not many people have equipment so the demand stays high. If you get a lot of snow then the price will probably be lower since more people are prepared.

Kennedy Landscaping
09-09-2009, 11:01 AM
Around here for 40ft I would get about 35-40 bucks. I need to get all customers on a contract for snow, just haven't gotten around to typing it up.

STIHL GUY
09-09-2009, 11:14 PM
i was looking for an answer to a similar question... THanks

AndyTblc
09-09-2009, 11:45 PM
Around here those would be about $15-$20, but that is with a truck and plow.

Yeah normal pricing for my drives and my neighbors drives are anywhere from $15-25, then a small lot that he does is $35. Oh well, thats Michigan,

Ric3077
09-10-2009, 12:06 AM
$35-$40 here

mnglocker
09-10-2009, 12:08 AM
Save the dingo for commercial sidewalks and get a plow on your truck. With the loading/unloading time, the rate that you'll remove snow and competive pricing, you'll be kicking your own ass.


Fyi, I get $25 for a 2 car wide x 50ft driveway.

Dan85
09-10-2009, 06:26 PM
I'm not sure how a dingo compares to a MT50, but we tried using our tracked MT50 for snow removal last year and it was a real PITA. Easier to just run the blower.

We used it to clear sidewalks at a residential complex, so there were lots of 90 and 45 degree turns. Initially we used a blower on it, but it was too wide and heavy. Next we demoed a V-plow, again it was just simply too cumbersome to be effective. Beyond that, making the 90 degree turns meant tearing up lawn. Also, ramps for handicap access gave use trouble too - couldn't really float the plow and often it left excess snow in the dip.

Anyways, take it for what it's worth, that's just my own experience. Best of luck

- Dan

m&mmowing
09-10-2009, 10:03 PM
I work with excavators that run a dingo, and they plowed with the dingo last year, and they did really well with it.
The accounts are all close, 1-2 small towns with a bunch of older people, so the unloads should be few, and hopefully about 2-3 plows per unload, and from what my excavators said it took about 10 min per drive. They are more experienced, so i'm thinkin 20 a drive for me.
If I can get $30 a drive, I think it will be pretty profitable.

mnglocker
09-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Questions:

What does a snow blade/bucket cost for a dingo? What does a 24-30" snow blower cost?


Answer: About the same.