View Full Version : Hello From Sioux Falls South Dakota
10-01-2009, 08:04 PM
I just started this business a couple of months ago, i was tired of making everyone money for my labor. So here I am lost and confused, but Iam trying. My biggest problem is how do i bid on a snow plow contract? I have the lawn care down pat. But the snow, do i charge them everytime i go out, becouse sometimes i would think that i will have to do it a couple of times with in a 72 hour snow fall, I tried the snow plow calculator but got confused
10-01-2009, 08:24 PM
I am lost and confused, but Iam trying.
Because there are a lot of readers probably going through the same thing you are going through, could you tell us a little about the lost and confused feelings with your business?
But the snow, do i charge them everytime i go out, becouse sometimes i would think that i will have to do it a couple of times with in a 72 hour snow fall, I tried the snow plow calculator but got confused
There is a lot of discussions on this topic but a few of the articles I'd like to point out:
How to charge for snow plowing. (http://lawnchat.com/?p=320)
Snow plow estimate calculator. (http://lawnchat.com/?p=344)
How to price residential snow plowing jobs. (http://lawnchat.com/?p=399)
And yet even more info here
10-01-2009, 09:12 PM
The confused part is the snow plow, like per push what does that mean? how do i know how long it will take me to plow a driveway or snow blow a sidewalk. The lawn care part i think i got " the calculator helps" for the mowing a lawn but the snow calculator i just dont know. I have a F250 truck with a plow, a snow blower, and a shovel, thats all. do you think i will need more? Bidding is my biggest problem in the business But i have looked at some exsamples that you posted and that helped
10-02-2009, 02:53 PM
Technically the 'per push' term would refer to plowing the driveway once. (Pushing the snow)
During a storm you may need to plow the site multiple times.
how do i know how long it will take me to plow a driveway or snow blow a sidewalk.
There are a couple of examples of what it would take others to do similar jobs but ultimately you will learn how long it will take you by experimenting.
I have a F250 truck with a plow, a snow blower, and a shovel, thats all. do you think i will need more?
You sound like you are all set.
keep us posted on how everything goes.
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