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help with large bid/ 2 part

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by skidooer, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I have been asked to submit a bid on snowplowing and grading,maintaining in the summer months there are 150 roads that are 20 feet wide and 1/4 mile long . these are gravel roads and they want a 3" trigger with snow removal.

    all drives will be within 5 miles of my shop

    any help would be great
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    so you are going to bid 37.5 lane miles with a 2500....?

    I hope you have help. thats more then the state has 1 truck do. Are you sure you can keep up? what if it snows 2 inches per hour and you dont start until 3 inches....that means there will be 5 inches on the ground before you reach the end and then you have to go back and get the 2 inches that fell behind you....minimum.
  3. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    these roads are not in daily use they just want keep up on them incase they need to get in. looking to add a ex county truck to do this job, thanks for any advice
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i think you will need a road grader or a large ag tractor that has a v blade

    i have seen roads like this that a county truck cant do and they bring in loaders or graders

    unique job to bid though good luck
  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,737

    Well for the summer grading you need a road grader, so maybe a Front Wheel Assist one so you can use it in the winter also?

    I am guessing the summer grading you can give them a per mile price.

    You maybe better to get an hourly price for snowplowing based on each peice of equipment.
    $X for grader/hour
    $X for 1 ton truck w/vplow /hour
    $X for etc....