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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by baddboygeorge, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    i have a company that wants me to plow a lot that is 195 thousand square foot . its an open lot nothing in the way what do ya think let me know thanks
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    That's like 7 football fields! That will take a lot of trucks or at least 2 machines with snow pushers. Are you capable of providing such a service?
     
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    the lot is 650 wide by 350 foot belive it or not a guy who had the contract last year did it all with one bobcat . i have three trucks . down here a big snow is 4-6 inches anything over 10-12 the city shuts down
     
  4. ROSELAWN

    ROSELAWN Member
    Messages: 78

    Ok you are talking about nearly 5 acres.

    What size plows?

    Does it have lights, islands, hills, speed bumps.

    Give us some specifics and so we can better assist you.
     
  5. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    roselawn

    it has 6 lite poles an a loading dock in the rear that is a must its 75 feet wide an it angles down towards the building
     
  6. ROSELAWN

    ROSELAWN Member
    Messages: 78

    Alright, hey what size plows and do they have wings or any gadgets on them?
     
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    roselawn

    plows are meyers 7'6 thats all
     
  8. ROSELAWN

    ROSELAWN Member
    Messages: 78

    Just guessing, not knowing your drivers' experience level, I would say 2 trucks could probably whip that job in 2 hours. I base that on the rule of thumb that an 8' plow in 2-4" can do an acre per hour. So if it is a big open lot then you should be able to push a little faster (MPH). Then just take what your trucks should make per hour and multiply it times 4.