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Acres per hour for different pieces of equipment

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dstosh, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I am have a chance to bid a larger shopping center. Now instead of asking how much would this be?, I'm wondering what equipment production rates are.

    Let's say on a 3" plow

    Skid-10 Ft pusher
    Backhoe-12' Pusher
    Loader-16' Pusher

    Is it safe to assume 1 acre/hr with a truck and a 8.5v?

    Lot is fairly open with a few islands

    I suspect that they are just looking for numbers to complete a search for bids, but I would have never had the chance to bid if they didn't call.

    Thanks
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Containment Plows



    Equipment “C Lot” “A”-Lot

    Skid Steer with 8’ Pusher .5 acres/hr to 1.8 acres/hr

    Skid Steer with 10’ Pusher .6 acres/hr to 1.9 acres/hr

    WD Backhoe with 10’ Pusher 1.0 acres/hr to 2.3 acres/hr

    4WD Backhoe with 12’ Pusher 1.2 acres/hr to 2.5 acres/hr

    4WD Backhoe with 14’ Pusher 1.4 acres/hr to 2.8 acres/hr

    Articulated Lder w/ 16’ Pusher 1.8 acres/hr to 3.7 acres/hr

    Articulated Lder w/ 20’ Pusher 2.7 acres/hr to 5.5 acres/hr

    Articulated Lder w/ 24’ Pusher 3.2 acres/hr to 5.9 acres/hr







    SNOW PLOWING PRODUCTION RATES


    Plow truck with 7.5 - 8’ blade can clear one acre of area with no obstructions, no light poles, no intrusive curbs, and mostly wide-open areas as follows:

    Snowfall Time (minutes) Time (decimal)

    2” 45 minutes .75 hours
    4” 60 minutes 1.00 hours
    6” 75 minutes 1.25 hours
    8” 90 minutes 1.50 hours
    10” 105 minutes 1.90 hours
    12” 120 minutes 2.00 hours
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    That looks like SIMA rates
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why yes Mr. Clapper, and when he joins he can use me as a referral.!:nod:
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    So not only are you pimpin out FF now your pimpin out SIMA too?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What makes you think that? I'm only here to help out fellow snowplowers.:help:
     
  7. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    hes got his hand out all overpayup
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'm looking into something for next year too!

    fourboys_021.jpg
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    He'll have his black over coat on too!!
     
  10. standenc

    standenc Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Grandveiw i tell you what you are first class someone ask a ? you go and give them the best answer you can and i respect that. Its hard to find good honest people like that. i know i use a lot of info you give to others thanx
     
  11. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Us WNY guys stick together. GV gives you a good answer then goes OT with pictures of ice cream wagons. I guess I cant complain after his answer
     
  12. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I second that!!!! I just wish he would stop using my wife's picture as his avatar.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't make me come over and give you a beat down!:realmad: