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Help with Bid?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Ground Control, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Ok, I just got my plow and need some help with my first bid. I took some pictures of the parking lot. Any ideas how long it will take to do and/or ballpark what you would charge for something like this? Thanks for any help
     
  2. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Forgot the pics

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  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Well, this should be in bidding and estimating forum

    But
    about 15-20 minutes (plow only, no shovel)
    Multiply that times your hourly rate.
     
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    So at $125 an hour, you'd only charge $35 each time? That seems kinda low. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'm just wondering. It seems like that lot would be worth more like 65 at least. Am I right?
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Yeah, I'd probably charge 50/60 bucks for that lot, depending on where it is for the rest of my route.
    But the first step of estimating is how long it's going to take.
     
  6. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    commercial lot...

    I would bid no less than $100 per push for that lot
     
  7. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Thanks guys.... its amazing the difference in price in different areas..... I was thinking about $55 I would guess that the prices are lower in my area than most of yours....i know its that way with lawncare....
     
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I used to live in Montana, and Great Falls is even lower than Bozeman (Plus of course, you are going to get to do that lot a lot!!!) and yes wages and prices gotten are lower in Montana.

    50/60 bucks is probably right.
    Besides, you never know what other work it may lead to.