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Hi all forum members. I just went around looking for snow removal jobs in my neighborhood but my question is how much do I cost I have measured my driveways and they are 75 inches long. so how much do I cost charge? I only have a Toro Power Max 2 stage snowblower. So if you guys have any estimations please post them here!


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I am new this year too. What I am doing as far as estimates are charging and initial fee of $20 a drive way, $5 for front walks and $5 for sidewalks. I am doing this for snow blowing and plowing. This will include the first 1/2 hr. If it takes longer it changes to a flat rate of $60 and hr in 15 min increments. Feedback is appreciated.
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I am new this year too. What I am doing as far as estimates are charging and initial fee of $20 a drive way, $5 for front walks and $5 for sidewalks. I am doing this for snow blowing and plowing. This will include the first 1/2 hr. If it takes longer it changes to a flat rate of $60 and hr in 15 min increments. Feedback is appreciated.
I would talk to people around you, that sounds way to low for walkways and sidewalks. Most plowers do not want to get out of their trucks. I can plow 3 to 4 driveways in the time I can unload and blow a sidewalk. Around here plow drives get $60 to $75 an hour (with their own truck) working for someone
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I would talk to people around you, that sounds way to low for walkways and sidewalks. Most plowers do not want to get out of their trucks. I can plow 3 to 4 driveways in the time I can unload and blow a sidewalk. Around here plow drives get $60 to $75 an hour (with their own truck) working for someone
I pay subs $60-$80 a hour. I had some tell me a $100. The key here is hes snow blowing. Snow blowing is a premium time consuming service. You should be at least 25% more then a plowed drive.
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For 75 inches, why not just dump a bucket of hot water on it????
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Have you checked around to see what kind of price ranges there are for snow removal? Maybe look on craigslist and see what others are advertising?

Next, have you removed snow from your own driveway using the method you are talking about? How long did it take you?

When you know how long it takes you, can you multiply that by your hourly operating costs? That could help get you started.
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I pay subs $60-$80 a hour. I had some tell me a $100. The key here is hes snow blowing. Snow blowing is a premium time consuming service. You should be at least 25% more then a plowed drive.
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As of right now this is what I am charging my current lawn customers. I am considering just seasonal customers $25 a driveway and $10 for walks of driveway and $15 for both front and side walks. I am a one man crew and the only worker. I do have an additional worker for bigger storms. I do not currently have any commercial accounts.

Around here I am seeing $25 a push and they will not get out of there trucks. I am trying to establish customers that are needing walks done mainly older people.

I do not want to be a low baller but I have established a lot of good paying lawn customers and want to show appreciation for prompt payment.

I like the feedback keep it coming!!!!
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Have you checked around to see what kind of price ranges there are for snow removal? Maybe look on craigslist and see what others are advertising?

Next, have you removed snow from your own driveway using the method you are talking about? How long did it take you?

When you know how long it takes you, can you multiply that by your hourly operating costs? That could help get you started.
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As of right now this is what I am charging my current lawn customers. I am considering just seasonal customers $25 a driveway and $10 for walks of driveway and $15 for both front and side walks. I am a one man crew and the only worker. I do have an additional worker for bigger storms. I do not currently have any commercial accounts.

Around here I am seeing $25 a push and they will not get out of there trucks. I am trying to establish customers that are needing walks done mainly older people.

I do not want to be a low baller but I have established a lot of good paying lawn customers and want to show appreciation for prompt payment.

I like the feedback keep it coming!!!!
I am the only worker too I only snoblow Because i am only 12 so I can't drive
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