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Help with bid for a laneway

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by morrisj2, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    The laneway is 4278 square feet.

    Using a dodge ram 2500

    Salt is priced separate.

    Property is in Toronto, Canada.

    Price is for the season.

    I realize pricing is different for everyone it would also help me if I could get an idea of how long it will take to plow

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    30.00 dollars
     
  3. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    I find that hard to believe considering I charge that for a standard residential driveway.
     
  4. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,424

    Hahahaha... priceless... :laughing:
     
  5. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    Can we not turn this thread into child's play. I have a serious question that only requires serious replies.
     
  6. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    How many average snow events do you get per season?
     
  7. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    I am estimated around 20
     
  8. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    What are you using to plow with and how big? How much snow is your average event?
     
  9. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    Plow us a straight blade 8ft. Average snow fall would be around 4 inches.
     
  10. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    How many snow falls a year ?
    Total inches in year ?
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's about 3 minutes of work.
     
  12. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I'm not trying to be mean here but you have many threads on here for different properties... I mean do you want us to do all your work. That's 10 minutes of plowing at the most! I mean come on....
     
  13. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Read one of the other 4 treads he started today asking everyone to bis everything for him
     
  14. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    I am the one doing most of the work, that's why I have jobs to bid on. Just looking for advice and I have already calculated it would take under ten minutes from the advice I have been given. Now I am doing the work to create my estimate sheet from the same advice I have been given. Thanks for the reply to my question, after all that is what this form is for.
     
  15. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    Obviously I should of worded the original post better. What I really wanted to know is how long it would take and thank you to the people that took the time to answer that for me. The rest I can work out. As for the others such as Jquck25 I suppose you started commercial already knowing everything! What a waste of time it was just reading your reply. Why bother? And it is a thread not a tread and a bid not a bis.
     
  16. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    If that is the case then ok, but you are new here on the forum so you don't realize how many people come on here and just try and get everyone else to do the bidding for them and are clueless about what to do on their own, and that is how it came across at first, give it a few months of being here and you will know exactly what I mean. Sorry about that, nothing personal. People go out buy a truck and plow and then come here and have absolutely no idea what they are doing and think it is all easy and get way over their heads

    My typos are because I just got a new phone and can't type on it with my clumsy sausage fingers yet lol
     
  17. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    But to be helpful, here that would be around 60-70 dollars a push and it would get plowed every two or three inches. We usually get around 20 storms a year with plow able snow and around 85" of snow, so that would be roughly 2400-2800 for the year for plowing only and salt extra.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,571

    What I charge and what you charge has little to do with the area. it's a excuse/cop-out or they don't know there numbers

    What it does have to do with is you and your business.

    What are your numbers/overhead?
    After you know this you will have an idea as to how much an hr/push you need to charge to cover your costs and a profit.

    now you have the cost of plowing your drive/lane.