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Help with how long it would take to plow?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by bookworm, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. bookworm

    bookworm Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    How big are they?

    Not sure with an 8' plow, but with my setup I could do the first one in about 20 minutes. Second one would be maybe a half hour.

    But that's me.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How long to plow it actually with the plow down?
     
  4. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    I'd say 35 & 45 min, plus drive time, plus walks(if any)
     
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    30 and 45 with a 9'6" V. Add 15 minutes if you have an 8' straight blade. I always estimate conservatively... It usually comes out close.
     
  6. bookworm

    bookworm Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

    Thanks guys. I appreciate it!
     
  7. edrenckh

    edrenckh Member
    Messages: 61

    I think that's more lot in real life than it looks. I plow with a 8' V blade. I would allow an hour at least. Not many islands, which is good.
     
  8. AccuCon

    AccuCon Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 453

    HAHAHA Awesome Thumbs Up

    I'm going to say an hour...Once you figure out the lot and hit the grove probably 30-45
     
  9. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I think you're all too low in the time. I'd say almost an hour on the first with that truck and blade and over an hour an a half on the second at least.
     
  10. AccuCon

    AccuCon Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 453

    Well are we talking about the hours we would bid it at or the hours we would like to get it done in? Big difference

    I was also only talking about the first one...

    Also whilst a picture is nice, one with no scale and no square footage makes it hard.
     
  11. osomany?s

    osomany?s Member
    Messages: 48

    Im going to say 40 min -1&1/2 hrs. if the lots are empty. As soon as you start adding up the fact that 2 or 3 cars may be left behind and screwing up your planned long straight runs you may have to duble your expected plow times.
     
  12. bookworm

    bookworm Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

    The first one is 1 acre. The second is 1.5 acres. My estimation is 45 min for the first and 1.5 on the second. But I like to be conservative. Since some of you are asking about the size, I assume you use that as a factor in your calculations. I didn't put them on there originally because if you have 3 different 1 acre lots, they will not all take the same amount of time depending on the layout and islands and such. At least that is what I think.
     
  13. osomany?s

    osomany?s Member
    Messages: 48

    lot times

    any areas require backblading ?
     
  14. bookworm

    bookworm Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

    :nono: :gunsfiring:
     
  15. bookworm

    bookworm Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 9

    The loading dock area in first lot.