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Am I lowballing?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Snowman7, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Snowman7

    Snowman7 Member
    from WI
    Messages: 69

    Don't want anyone to do the figures for me but what to see if my numbers are close at all. Property is a grocery store lot is a total of 64000 sqft with 411ft of side walks to clear. I have a 8' snoway with a set of 9" wings with a tailgate spreader. I am figuring roughly a hour and half to clear lot and another half hour to do side walk. Salt I figured 20#'s per 1000sqft so about 1300#'s. Thinking $260 to salt and $175 to clear per push. Don't hold back I want all the feedback.
     
  2. bob00

    bob00 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    i dont know how mutch snow it fall at your place but down here a lot that big require at least a backhoe or a loader something big to plile up snow and a 8 ft blade on a pick up if it fall a good 8 or 10 inche your not gonna do it sorry to brek your dream

    and even if you got a loader with a 12 ft blade an hour and a half for 64000 sqft is a bit under estimate but it alwse depent on configuration of that 64000 sqft

    good luck in your project
     
  3. Snowman7

    Snowman7 Member
    from WI
    Messages: 69

    The lot is a perfect rectangle with only a few light posts. Can push snow all to one end.
     
  4. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Pretty good bid I think if its open I recently bid an open lot of 70,000 for $185 per push and 275.00 to salt. Let me know how you make out !!
     
  5. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Oh and if you get an average of 25 pushes with salt every time you will be makin little over 10 grand !!!!!
     
  6. Snowman7

    Snowman7 Member
    from WI
    Messages: 69

    How long do you think it would actually take to push 4" and salt? Am I off on that?
     
  7. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Good couple hrs but depends if its powder or wet packed!
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Plow time is going to vary. Traffic during the day will really slow you down. Presalting will help reduce the hardpack too. I'd allow at least 2 1/2 hours to start, till you get the hang of it.
     
  9. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    1.25 hr to plow 2-4. with wings on.