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Old 12-01-2012, 07:00 PM
snowcommander snowcommander is offline
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Industrial snow bid per hour price...

Got a question for everyone. I'm new to the site, but I've been pushing snow for several years. I'm bidding a very large industrial site. They want an hourly rate, and I've really never done that before, so I thought I'd ask everyone what you thought. I came up with $140/hr for the Bobcats and $110/hr for the trucks without spreaders, and $150/hr for the truck with a spreader/de-icer sprayer. The company provides all the salt and de-icer materials. They also want us to have a least one Bobcat and two trucks completely dedicated to them. I can also tell you that the previous contractor, who did it for 10 years, charged $65 an hour just for hand shoveling, and $90 an hour just for fourwheelers to plow the sidewalks, but I dont know what they charged for their Bobcats and trucks. I'd like to get the bid, since I also know they spend, on average, $75,000 a year on snow removal. Thanks for the help...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:46 PM
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Well if you can get it, tell him to keep trucks on site ,he needs to pay a retainer for that stuff to sit there. And then get your rate for when it is being used.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:52 PM
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You can also mention that although the machines are dedicated you also need to pay operators to be dedicated otherwise its pointless. Look for a charge that gives you a minimum snow or not or a retainer towards hours

Little late for bidding no?
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:10 PM
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You'd think it would be a little late, but they asked us for a bid to turn in tomorrow. I guess it's worth a shot...
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:37 PM
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Numbers like that would have me smiling all the way to the bank.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:28 PM
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Man o man..........where can I get those rates?!!!! I dream about that stuff in my sleep.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM
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we get $75 bobcat and a truck
and $125 big loader
Ford Trucks
Fisher Plows
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Caterpillar Equipment
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:43 PM
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I had the impression(from this site) that the midwest was depressed,repressed,underpaid,an area of 35$ hr desperate low balling plowers just hoping to keep the repo man away! Tip of the hat,go getem tiger
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:05 PM
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Those are great rates if you get them. I thought all the snow money was out east.
How did you come up with them?
How have you priced lots before this?
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