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Curious as to price

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by BossPlowMaster, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I put in a bid on this complex and I was just wondering what some of you would charge. I bid the entire lot from 2" trigger to 5.9" at a "per push" rate and anything 6" or over hourly. $55/hr/truck $80/hr/man $80/hr/tractor &blower and $75/hr/skidsteer. If you want to further check it out, the address is 1600 W. 20th Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54902 Target.jpg

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  2. Buswell Forest

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

    The whole parking lot in the picture? Not just a part? Including the back side loading docks?
    I hope you have more than a truck, 47" blower, and skid steer.

    These types of accounts usually get bid seasonally, all inclusive.
    Also, the pricing you laid out is confusing.. $55/hr truck & $80/man?

    I don't know Oshkosh, but the per push & hourly combo is odd for any bid out east.

    Need more info.
     
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Agreed.....
     
  4. Frank's

    Frank's Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    To plow this lot efficiently you will need a larger front end loader or loader backhoe with a pusher plus access to bulk salt.

    We plow quite a few accounts for nationals in Wisconsin and they always are awarded by seasonal pricing, all inclusive.

    I also hope you have more equipment than you quoted, backup equipment is a must.

    Your rates are confusing also, please provide more info.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    You'll be there for days with that setup if that's all you got
     
  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674

    2" Trigger....Are those their specs or yours??
     
  7. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    There is more equipment than i have listed. my question was what would YOU charge. and as i said anything over 6" is hourly because of the change in difficulty. I gave hourly prices to you for some referance on local pricing.
     
  8. Buswell Forest

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

    That is a whole lot of work. Access roads, loading docks, parking lot, sidewalks....
    Need some serious equipment, imo, two 5 yard loaders pushing 20' boxes...two 8611 equipped F550 with salters, and sidewalk crew..

    Shot in the dark: $1700 per push.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    At least a 150 k for the season with salt .salt only extra charge
     
  10. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    180k for the season

    3 loaders

    2 skids

    1 one ton

    4 man sidewalk crew

    My .02
     
  11. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Did you bid this to Rabine in Chicago??????
     
  12. Buswell Forest

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

    Looks like my per push was $2300 off! Big job!
     
  13. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Is it the entire lot roads and everything?

    Or just the little grey area in front of the target lol
     
  14. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674


    Jr I like you...I honestly do....But 3 Loaders is a bit of over kill......:waving:






    That site in this neck of the woods would go for 35k to 40 k for the season....All inclusive...Walks, Plowing, Salting.....:gunsfiring:
     
  15. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638


    Michigan must not get many nor'easters, the type that dump 1-2' of wet snow at a time. 40k for target yes, for the whole complex, I'd rather stay home and lose money ;)
     
  16. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674




    Received 97" of snow this year.......We handled it just fine.....I would not want to dedicate that much Iron to that site.We would never get the price to justify such an Equipment outlay..But, that's the Great thing about this business....You do it the way you see fit....:salute:
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  17. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    For 40k I can see not dedicating multiple units.........
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674



    I agree...This Market is pretty Beat Down.....



    To the OP.....Since im sure your bidding this through a National or someone that has the contract from a National.....I have no Clue what your pricing is up in your neck of the woods.....But, im gonna lay a guess anyway....That account is gonna go for $50k or less on an all inclusive bid.....Please keep us posted on the progress on your bid.....
     
  19. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Does anyone know how many acres this is.
    As bad as the market is here I'm sure no one would do it for 40k.
     
  20. Buswell Forest

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

    @ $40k all inclusive, I don't see how you can make any money. Fuel, salt & sand, payroll, insurance, repairs, payments on equipment.....no thanks.
    I have never tried such a complex, but I wouldn't consider it for less than $70,000.