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Old 11-30-2008, 12:41 AM
Black Magic Black Magic is offline
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Any plow guys

Just got a plow on my truck to keep busy during the winter,any other sealer guys plow as well and what should i charge approx
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:08 AM
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i plow, good money, are you going to do it on a per plow base or a 10 plow contract
you are a bit late in the season to get started but you should be able to pick some accts up
i have it on my web page and i do well with it
reg drive 4 car, no turns you can hit them 30 to 35 per plow
go from there are you going to do the walk add 5 to 10 doller
i look at a drive and say ok im here for 2 min so i am charging 30 dollers
5 min 35
be carfull if you are doing any comerical you need the insurance if ome one slips it is you who the owner is going to come after
i have a great contract that i make all cust sign makes it so i am not at fault
also are you going to salt ?? that is real good money
put an add and flyers out there if you have a webpage put it on there i get 40 plus calls a week off of it and then i pick through all of them and take the easy ones that gen the most money
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:34 AM
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I also plow and I agree with sealcoatplus, you have to get at least 30 a push.
Our average seasonal is about 32 times out, been out once this year. the average seasonal contract price is 450-600 november- april1. Many people around here advertise for 300 a season. stay away from that because you will lose unless you have 50 accounts all next to each other..
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:43 AM
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Just got a plow on my truck to keep busy during the winter,any other sealer guys plow as well and what should i charge approx
Yeah, I do, and as I'm just down the road from you, I advise you to get a salt spreader too, more time spreading salt, and more money to be made too. Looks like a good winter coming this year What kinda plow did you get?
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:47 AM
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what kind of truck do you have
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:39 PM
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the truck itself is a 1987 GMC 6.2 diesel duelly crew cab with my sealer tank on it,with some sludge in it,perfect for added weight.This was my oldest truck of the 4
I bought a used plow and stuff for $800 was hard to find something for 1987 truck,plow is all steal but unknown brand,but all works great.
The salt thing sounds like a gooed idea,kinda like sealer and hot asphalt.
No contract yet,but iam sure things will come along,beside this is like a new project for me and iam not counting on it to make lots of money just yet.
shep since your in ontario can you tell me how much insurance is and how it works because iam allready paying layabilty for my seaker trucks for the hole year.
Any other advice is welcome and cant hurt.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:02 PM
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I have loaders and have a policy for everything, so Mine is of no help. Some solo guys I have asked today, say between 600-1200 extra, and many insurance companies don't insure plows. You best see if you can add it to your policy.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:51 AM
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liabilty for your sealer truck has nothing to do with commerical general liabilty, auto insurance and commercial auto insurance is not what covers you on a slip and fall or so on... you need a general liabilty policy that will cover your sealcoating and plowing, I pay around 1200.00 a year for the 1 mil policy
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:10 AM
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if you haven't already, you can also visit our sister site www.plowsite.com
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:42 PM
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just bought a rear plow for my truck,should be interesting
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