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$200.00 per event ??

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by junker1, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. junker1

    junker1 Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 20

    $200.00 per event. just under 25k square feet. 1 yard of salt tops on a bad day. does that look ok? salting lot, walks, back doors, everything included. last night i only would have had to salt. some times I may be ther 5 times. its the lot in the middle.

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  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    So its $200 if you spread a half load of salt. And $200 if you plow five times and spread two tons of salt?
     
  3. TJSNOW

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I would Not do per event pricing.....You could really get screwed.....:eek:
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    $200 would buy a lot of budwieser though.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Could be enough for the next couple storms
     
  6. TJSNOW

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374


    Alot......No.....Enough for a week or so...Yes.......:waving:













    Not on per-event pricing it wont.......:laughing:
     
  7. junker1

    junker1 Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 20

    Yes,

    lets say 10 events with 25 total visits. each vist lasted one hour. that equels $80 per visit/hour..Minus $20 hour for salt,fuel insurance, etc, that is $60.00 hour. I feel that those times (25 hours) are high side, but of course i could be wrong.

    now about seasonal. would that be a 2k dollar seasonal lot. average snow fall last 50 years is 80 inches a year.
     
  8. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    How much are you paying for salt?
     
  9. junker1

    junker1 Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 20

    I would be using a 10 cubic foot tailgate spreader. the salt would be free from the contractor i would be subbing off. I would only pay gas to go get as much as i could fit ( within reason ) say a couple of storms worth. $20 per load.or maybe he can drop off a load to me?
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012
  10. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    I would try to go with the seasonal . Then charge for the salt as needed.
     
  11. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    What if an "event" lasts 2 days? The whole per event thing seems dumb unless its tiered. Per plow or seasonal is the way to go I think.
     
  12. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    1 yard of salt is way too much:eek:!!!.....even if it was a sheet of 1" thick ice that would be too much. I think you need to re-think your numbers.