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Old 10-02-2009, 10:15 PM
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Production rates for shoveling

I'm trying to figure how much sq. ft per hr. one man can do for a bid. Also was wondering the the cost per bag to spread sidewalk salt (calcium/magnesium)
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:24 PM
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Hi and welcome to the site,

You may want to try the search button between the "new posts" and "quick links" .
You will certainly find your answers, great people too!
To the question: it depends on what your employee will be using e.g. snow blower , bobcat,atv etc.
Sample cost: e.g. 100lbs spread $24.00 best of luck!
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:25 AM
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for a 50lb bag of calcium $35

and what would you guy be useing?
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:23 AM
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How can someone measure production rates on shoveling? There is the lazy, tired, cold, under paid worker that can do a sidewalk in 10 minutes. Where the hard working, fresh, warm, highly paid worker can do it in 2 minutes.

Figure out how many hours you will be plowing and then figure in a shoveler at their rate for that many hours. Divide everything out and you will have your rate.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:05 PM
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Thank you for the search idea. Depending on the snow we use a 24" snow shovel or 18" toro snow blower.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:15 PM
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Thank you for the info. I try to keep in the bench mark price range to help keep the "professional" image for our industries deserves! I use pure melt which contains CMA. to clear sidewalks we use 24" snow shovels or 18" snow blower depending on the snow>
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:28 PM
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Thank you for the search idea. Depending on the snow we use a 24" snow shovel or 18" toro snow blower.
Go outside and pretend you are shoveling a walk with moderate snowfall. Measure your distance and time then come up with an appropriate hourly rate and calculate away.

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Say you want $50 per hr, that would be $.83 per minute. It takes you 20 minutes to clear 100ft. That would be $16.67 per 100ft of sidewalk or $.1667 per ft.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:12 PM
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Go outside and pretend you are shoveling a walk with moderate snowfall..
Around my parts the neighbors would definitely call the police.... They would think ur drunk of something!
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