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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by DJ'S Outdoor, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. DJ'S Outdoor

    DJ'S Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    was wondering if anyone could offer some help on bidding on this lot?

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  2. DJ'S Outdoor

    DJ'S Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    its all plowing, no salting or sanding or shoveling
     
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    60-80 +a haul off fee there no room for much snow
     
  4. DJ'S Outdoor

    DJ'S Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    they pay to have it hauled out, this is actually at my part time job. my boss said he would hire me to do the plowing for next season. and pay someone else to haul it out because i am not equipped to haul it out
     
  5. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    No more then $50 bucks.
     
  6. KBTConst

    KBTConst Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    $40- $45 max around here
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Do it for free as long as they keep you!
     
  8. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    the race to the bottom is on!
     
  9. fairwaymowing

    fairwaymowing Member
    Messages: 90

    LOL, nepatsfan! If you have any sort of a truck, with any sort of a plow, that will take you all of 5-10 minutes, I'd say $40 per push as well
     
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    what about the cars coming in and out or better yet, the ones that stay parked there and you have to go back after to clean it up. There is only one place to push snow...what happens when some knucklehead parks there and goes into the store....now I gotta get out and ask him to move. Sometimes smaller parking lots suck worse than bigger ones. You can have it for 40 bucks, 50 bucks, 60 bucks, 70 bucks, maybe even 80 bucks. I would probably bid that at 90 bucks a push and plan on being there a half hour every time just because of the pita factor.
     
  11. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    couldn't agree with you more.
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Not like he's going anywhere else.

    I myself wouldn't do it. It's the old don't sh!t were you sleep thing. If you do a crappy job everyone will be looking at you!
     
  13. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    :nod:.......:cool:










    How Long do you think this will take you to Plow???

    What are you shooting for as an Hourly rate you want to make with your Truck????


    What Are your Costs..Insurance, Fuel, Wear and Tear,Labor, Etc?????


    You need to factor all these things in.....


    A guy in Bendover Iowa could give you a Price...But how is that gonna Help You...


    You need to sit down and Figure things out...Then come up with a Price....


    I just Love these threads when guys just throw out Prices......Ok heres My Price...Are you ready...




    $73.43.....Doe's this help you....:confused:
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Based on that price your getting 440.00 an hr?
     
  15. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985




    :laughing:...Ya, so...Thats what we get Here in Bendover Iowa....:rolleyes:
     
  16. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    I believe that you should educate this customer and let them know that stacking snow up against a building is not a bright idea. You should also let them know that you are not interested in the lot if you are not able to salt because you are just asking for a law suit. based on the information you have stated, i would price that lot between 75.00 and 130.00 up to 4" and increase in increments of a percentage determined by you. Finally, I would list a price for hauling away of snow that was plowed into the areas listed.
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Read post #4
     
  18. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    REALLY!!! an your point is what ?? i would think really hard before you answer that!!!
     
  19. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    That lot would fall under our minimum $40, that lot would take you all of two minutes, surprised the Firestone Auto Care doesn't have a truck ( I Google Earth street leveled it):)
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  20. icl

    icl Member
    Messages: 30

    Where is Bendover Iowa? I am from Iowa and am willing to travel for this rate to move snow.