water hauling

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slablawn88, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. slablawn88

    slablawn88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    recently i bought chevy c60 grain truck for hauling water. i thought with the water table so low the lawn mowing would slow down this summer. i thought the water hauling would give me a little extra income. i need to know what people are charging for a 1600 gal load. if anyone has any idea it would help. thank you
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    hmm this is interesting, not a common topic. do u have the spraying equipment? how about a tank in this large truck?
  3. slablawn88

    slablawn88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    no i dont have any spraying equiptment. i have a 1600 gallon plastic water tank in the truck. my main purpose is for dry wells, pools and hot tubs.
  4. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    Do you have a cdl with a tanker endorsement? anything over 1000 gal you have to have one. And I hope that tank is baffeled. I would hate to have hundreds of pounds sloshing around in a tank behind me.

    But as far as how much to charge the water is cheap to buy but mostly you will just get the haul bill. I'd go around 3x or 4x the cost of the water and $1.00 or more per mile.

  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I don't know how much you should charge but in Ohio alot of the jobs I've had a chance to bid on REQUIRED that if you installed seed for road work IE. new water or sewer line restoration. The contractor was responsable to water it. I had to turn down alot of work becouse I don't have a truck or tank to do the watering part, Maybe this will give you an Idea of how to pick up some extra $$$
  6. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 464

    I picked up some info on the other board in the past.....for a water truck of that size.....id say about $85 per hour...for smaller tanks like 500 gal...about $50 per hour. Pick up business with other install contractors...they'll pay you to water their installs!
  7. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    a friend of mines company does this for new planting installs. they dont guarantee their work unless the plants are watered. so, for those who dont wish to take the time to water, they use a 500 gallon tank at $60.00 per hour.

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