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4.86 Acre Lot Running Prices By Ya

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by agurdo17, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    209000 sq ft of blacktop 4.87 acres
    4300 square ft of sidewalk .1 acres

    30 events plowing close to 100 inches of snow a year average.
    35-40 events salting on average season.

    Calcium Chloride only on sidewalks

    Going to use a hoe/wheel loader and a pickup.
    Just a blower for walks when cant shovel.

    my prices

    To plow for season 27000
    Price to Shovel walks 1800
    Salt Lot 11500
    Price to salt walks 1600

  2. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    Your salting prices would be on the cheap side. For me anyways.
  3. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Prices would seem great if I were the contractor, however I feel that it may sell for 25-30 K total
  4. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Everyones costs are different. In this case my cost is going to be almost 35 to 40 grand. If its a bad year every event after that I'm looking at 500 to 800 dollars cost. Someone could come in with two trucks and a shovel crew but one bad storm and they will fail and then they will get fired at won't get paid

    I get what your saying though
  5. CaptCaveman

    CaptCaveman Member
    Messages: 72

    How could you possibly make any money at those prices?
    I was thinking double that without blinking an eye...after sharping my pencil and looking at your prices...I am hoping that those are your costs and you are going to add your profit on top of that.
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    My .02 worth

    Since it hasn't been brought up to this point, what size wheel loader and plow will you be utilizing on this job? Both will directly effect plowing time, thus changing the bid price.

    At a minimum of 500 pounds per acre on average for sodium chloride you are cutting it really close to cost without profit in my opinion.

    I think I would bump the numbers all the way around if I were bidding this job. As long as you know your break-even point, bid it how you feel comfortable. Good luck and let it snow.

    We have a CD titled Quick Estimator for Snow & Ice Management for estimating time and material for jobs. It calculates per push, flat rate and seasonal pricing. Check it out on our website at www.profitsareus.com. It's simple, accurate and professional.
  7. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    3500 dually with 810 power plower. And 12ft box plow. Using rock salt on lot. 70 dollars a ton costs. 18 a bag for calcium
  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Your salt price seems low to me.
  9. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    This would go for less than $30,000 around me
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    Here too, I would still be in the $35k range
  11. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    well i figure im good at 39000 then as some of u guys are above me and some are below me. sounds good.