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Estimate help - my time sound right?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by lumps, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I'm estimating 4 hours on this with a dump truck with a 10' blade, does that sound about right? Note that I had to draw in a building and part of the parking lot, they were put there after that photo was taken, haha. All of the lots outlined in red need to be plowed.

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  2. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I'm estimating the plowable area at just under 3 acres, but it's more complex than a wide open lot, hence the extra hour. Sound right?
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I would estimate about 3 hours, so that seems reasonable. (add a little fudge factor)

    plus, i'ts kinda hard to tell from the pic.

    But 3 hours seems reasonable.
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    id say less than 2 hours with a pick up , or 3 with a dump depending on how good your driver is at backing up
     
  5. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    4 hours would be a tad to much and you may be out bid.
    my suggestion would be to use a pick -up as elite mentioned. quiker and more profit even if you take an hour off your 4 hour thoughts
     
  6. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I wasn't sure about making some of those pushes with a pickup, that's why I was thinking the dump (for example, that section across the top from road to the end is just under 500'). But if a pickup will do it, that would make things much easier and quicker. Thanks for the advice all!
     
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i really dont see why a pick up couldnt do it. 500 feet isnt that fare
     
  8. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I've never plowed anything that big before, so I wasn't sure.
     
  9. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    How did you post this pic?
     
  10. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Apparently the people last year did this for about half what I submitted. At a normal hourly rate, it would come out to just over 1.5 hours per push.