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Apartment Complex

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by bdover21, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. bdover21

    bdover21 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 31

    Here is a 12 unit apartment complex. This would require no shoveling or any part, just plowing. We have many commercial accounts but nothing quite this big. Driving around the complex, from entrance back to entrance, it is 1/2 mile. We might do it per hour or in increments, unsure yet. Couldn't figure out google earth to get a square footage or anything like that. Picture is attached. Thanks for the help.

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  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    look to be about 4 truck hours for 5"...I would stick two trucks on that.

    There will be cars there always.

    I did one last season that was bigger than that and it took around 5 truck hours.
     
  3. bdover21

    bdover21 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 31

    Thanks, we were planning on 4 to 5 hours. Like you mentioned, there will always be cars coming in and out during the day, which might require me to go back throughout the day to clean up spots and what not. The super nice thing about it is no sidewalks.
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Make sure you have designated areas for snow too. Have managment let their renters know not to park in certain areas.
     
  5. bdover21

    bdover21 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 31

    Yeah, we haven't talked to the manager yet about that but was a definite idea and will probably talk to him tomorrow. The parking lot is never close to completely full, maybe 60% if you're lucky. The south area of picture is a little waterway that would allow for a lot of the snow to be taken there.

    By the way, this location is in Iowa. I saw some people nitpicking others for not listing locations and equipment and experience. I have been plowing for 5 years now and my dad for 25+. Most likely will be done with a 2500HD with 8.5 MVP Western and a Bobcat.
     
  6. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I would bid this per hour because apartment complexs can be very detail orainted because if mrs. so so got her car blocked in you will have to come back. It also allows for the mangement to se excatly how it is broken down and the amount man hours spent. You should be perfect for a truck and skid steer. I hope this helps. I plan on spending around 3.5 hours with your skid and 5 hours with your truck.

    Justin