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ATV pricing vs Mini Skid Steer

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by odd1or2even, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. odd1or2even

    odd1or2even Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    How do you price out the use of your ATV and or mini skid steer with a 6'6" plow? I know the ATV has the advantage of speed for long stretches but the mini skid has more power. Also, how do you sell the fact that your employees won't be driving around at 25+mph on an ATV?

    I'm planning on using this equipment on long sidewalks at shopping centers instead of shoveling.

    Thanks for your time and input.
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Your employees will be driving around at 25mph plus guaranteed, especially in the middle of the night, so don't bother pushing that. Price it the same as your shovelers unless you're bidding hourly. The extra efficiency should be to your benefit.
  3. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    I think that the quad is going to be the most efficient, however the mini skid has more uses. Can your guys be responsible with the quad without screwing around on it?
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I didn't mean they screw around, but to make multiple passes on a walk they usually haul azz back to the start instead of stopping getting off and rotating the plow