for LCO that provide SNOW PLOWING

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by KcLawnServices, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. KcLawnServices

    KcLawnServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Do you guys charge by the hour, or by the job ? I have a guy that wants me to give him a bid. If by the hour how much ? Thanks for all of your help.
  2. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    We charge by the job and estimate our time at $125 per hour for a one ton truck.
  3. lowballer17

    lowballer17 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    Or you could roll the dice.
    Contract for the season and hope no snow falls.
  4. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    I charge by the month but its only residential
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    residential around here has gone to unlimited at 3" for $200 =/- $50
    commercial is 2" trigger per trip pricing billed 30 day, salt if below freezing. and yes, estimate at $125 per hour or you'll never pay your insurance.
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    We charge both ways, if its a lot that will take us over an hour then its per hour per truck. But if its a lot on the smaller scale its by the job. Either way you have to know what you hourly rate is and it usually works out to be the same. We do some seasonal contracts to have a little capital in the beginning of winter and the rest are per push.

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