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    I take care of a shopping center adjacent to Walmart here in town. It is about a half a mile from my business. I am in charge of trash pick-up everyday, mowing, trimming, edging, pruning and so forth. This is the first year the owners have asked me to do snow plowing and want me to submit a price. It is straight forward, no problem areas. I have a Kubuta and all other necessary tools and machines just need help pricing.

    I have attached a link to a scribble map that outlines the areas i need to address.

    http://www.scribblemaps.com/#id=bjtZvlpK0g
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  • #2
    Snow can be pushed into several piles as the parking lot never has more than 20 or 30 cars in it.

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    • #3
      I take care of a shopping center adjacent to Walmart here in town. It is about a half a mile from my business. I am in charge of trash pick-up everyday, mowing, trimming, edging, pruning and so forth. This is the first year the owners have asked me to do snow plowing and want me to submit a price. It is straight forward, no problem areas. I have a Kubuta and all other necessary tools and machines just need help pricing.

      I have attached a link to a scribble map that outlines the areas i need to address.

      http://www.scribblemaps.com/#id=bjtZvlpK0g

      Will you be salting as well?

      Plow $175 Per push
      Plow & Salt $260

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      • #4
        Will you be salting as well?

        Plow $175 Per push
        Plow & Salt $260
        Yes sir, I will be salting.

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        • #5
          Does that $175 include both areas that are highlighted in red?

          Does anyone else have an opinion as to how much should be charged?

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          • #6
            I am higher than that by about $25.00 per service ,but it depends on your local market more than anything .

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            • #7
              How long are you estimating each service would take?
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              • #8
                How long are you estimating each service would take?
                I am guess 3 hours. I have to be careful around the underground gas tanks to ensure no damage.

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                • #9
                  Does that $175 include both areas that are highlighted in red?

                  Does anyone else have an opinion as to how much should be charged?
                  Well A good rule of thumb is $60 an hour for plowing, & for salt take cost X 2.5 or 3 = what you charge.

                  Good luck to everyone this season.

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                  • #10
                    I am guess 3 hours. I have to be careful around the underground gas tanks to ensure no damage.
                    I am guessing this time length is for both properties? How would you be plowing the job? Only with your tractor or would you be using a truck and tractor to pile the snow?
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                    • #11
                      I am guessing this time length is for both properties? How would you be plowing the job? Only with your tractor or would you be using a truck and tractor to pile the snow?
                      Steve, just a tractor. I have not gotten large enough yet to purchase a plow for the truck. The time does include both properties.

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                      • #12
                        How do you think having a plow on your truck would effect your job time? For such jobs where there is a larger wide open area, do you feel it is easier to plow with a truck or is the tractor just as efficient?
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