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Bid help

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by cplow, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. cplow

    cplow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a parking lot with a 43,043 square footage to bid for plow and salt. Salting I do by the 50lb bag. Looking for help to bid the job.

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  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Are there always cars in the lot? Looks like a PITA.
    Where does the snow go?
    With out knowing much - about an acre - 2" $275 - lots of cars - long push for the snow, going to take some time. Salt $200
     
  3. cplow

    cplow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    More than likely there will be no cars in the lot if I do it first thing. The snow will get pushed down to where the shed and playground are. The playground will be getting moved or removed in time but it won't be in use at all since this will be a church.
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    100 per visit at 2'' trigger 100 per visit for salt

    that's if you have v plow or a plow with wings
     
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I forgot to add that you will have to adjust prices for you area and what you are plowing it with. With no cars I would come down to $200 salt is the same but high because you said bag salt. I have an 1/2 acre that has nothing in the way 1-3" $78. No turns all goes off the end. Takes 15-20 min. That why I said $200 for this. The going rate here. :)
     
  6. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I would want $140 a push. Salt, with a 1.8 yard sander, $125.
     
  7. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    2 tons of salt would be more than $125.

    250 plow

    150 salt
     
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    That lot would require 2 tons of salt? I do not own a sander yet, so I really don't know the finer points of that yet.
    I guessed 125 by seeing what my friend charges on similar sized lots.

    And $250 to plow? Yikes! You are in it to make a profit, that's for sure.
     
  9. cplow

    cplow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Would it be easier to do by hour / push?
     
  10. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,164

    $1975.+tax /Mth Nov.- April 30.
    Walks extra..
     
  11. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Buswell, just reread your post,I thought you meant you'd spread 1.8 tons on that lot so my bad. I am in it to make a profit, I thought that's why all of us did this :)
     
  12. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Lord, maybe I am miss judging the size, but with a short trigger I figured $140 to $150 a shot. Granted, it needs to be carried to the end for piling..
     
  13. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Don't forget all the trim work in the corners that have to be shoveled or backdragged .........