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Help With a bid please

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by BandBLawnCare, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. BandBLawnCare

    BandBLawnCare Junior Member
    from Ironton
    Messages: 14

    First year plowing here is our biggest lot so far
    2" trigger with salt as needed. per push

    using a backhoe for bigger snows and an 8ft truck mounted plow for the smaller stuff


    Thanks for your help!

    Just the kroger and its side lot not the lowes
    http://www.rdmanagement.com/files/AshlandKY.pdf
     
  2. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,668




    First year plowing and your bidding a Kroger........Interesting


    Lets start here......How long do you think this lot would take with the equipment listed???


    If you cant answer this question.......I might suggest Starting with some smaller accounts or maybe even sub for a larger snow contractor and learning the ropes.....Learn production rates and the ins and outs of the Snow Removal Business....Just a Suggestion.....What do I know I have been drinking..........:drinkup:
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    I think this year theme is "GO BIG and GO BUST". …..sorry OP. This is just ANOTHER I got a plow, going to make a million thread.
     
  4. BandBLawnCare

    BandBLawnCare Junior Member
    from Ironton
    Messages: 14

    LOL I see where you are coming from we provide every other aspect of maintenance to this center they asked us for a bid as well as other locations so we are going to break into it this year. Just looking for some guidance. We really do not get much snow here at all
     
  5. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    What about the back of the store?
     
  6. BandBLawnCare

    BandBLawnCare Junior Member
    from Ironton
    Messages: 14

    Yes gc I am sry the rear is included sry I left that out.
     
  7. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    How many square feet is that, I can't tell from that picture. What size attachment you gonna use on the backhoe?
     
  8. BandBLawnCare

    BandBLawnCare Junior Member
    from Ironton
    Messages: 14

    Close to 250,000 I believe
    Im not sure about the attachment my in law who has subbed on the property before @ close to 90/hour has that piece of equipment.
     
  9. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,574

    If the in law has worked he/she may be the best one to ask for advice. Should have a pretty good idea on how long and any PITA factor that will help you work up a price.
     
  10. BandBLawnCare

    BandBLawnCare Junior Member
    from Ironton
    Messages: 14

    Well I figure if he was making 90/ hour the company who he subbed for must have been getting close to 130-140