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First 4 acre bid, advise please

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by z_scapes, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. z_scapes

    z_scapes Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I've been lurking and learning, now I'm building my business. I've landed some really great contracts since last year and I'm wondering how to bid such a big lot. Most of my services are smaller commercial lots, 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre. Now I've commited to bidding a large commercial lot and it has to be in tomorrow.
    I've tried calculating how many sq. ft. I can do in an hour and multiplying but that isn't really accurate because my Sq.Ft per hour has changed drasticly. Last year I plowed with my Bobcat 763 with a 6' bucket, this year I have 4 plows including the one I retro fit to my skid steer. Keep in mind that this is the slowest skid steer on the planet, no 2 speed!
    I think I can do an acre per hour per machine but I'm not sure?

    Who's plowing with a 763 and 7.5' blade and how much are you plowing per hour in Sq. Ft?
    Who's doing a 4 acre lot with minimal obstacles and how much are you getting per push?
    Who's providing this service at a seasonal rate and how do you calculate how much snow will fall (i'm in KY)
     
  2. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Alot of it depends on how far you have to push the snow to pile it. I would look hard at a snowpusherfor the skid or a larger snow bucket atleast. Kage Innovations makes a hell of a plow box combo.
     
  3. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I agree with a 8' pusher box for your skidder.

    Time and price depends on how much snow in a push.