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Home Depot

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by trebordollars, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. trebordollars

    trebordollars Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Anyone out there want to share what they would charge for sweeping a Home Depot assuming a 5 nights per week?
     
  2. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    We have 3 guys from Poland sweep the floors at my supermarket. Probably $16-18/hr I would guess? Home Depot's are a bit bigger in size though, and only have concrete floors.

    I would think there would be a better forum to ask this in though.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Sorry.....just realized you were asking about parking lot sweeping.

    Never knew we had a "Sweeper" Section.

    Sorry.
     
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I cant help you but that was really funny:D :bluebounc
     
  5. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Reading back, it looks like I made a funny!

    But I was serious....I never knew we had a special section for parking lot sweeping guys.

    I know the shopping center next to my house gets swept (sucked) by a vacuum truck every night around midnight. Those trucks are amazingly loud at that hour of the night.

    The lot at my supermarket NEVER gets swept by a truck...they have a retired guy go around every day emptying trash cans and picking up litter.
     
  6. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I heard around me they go for like $35 per sweep. Sound low but if you do them every night or even five nights a week it adds up. Plus you don't have to do a full sweep every night.
     
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    That sounds cheap to me :dizzy:

    The guy doing the one next door is there at least a half hour that I hear him. This would be the upper lot and side entrance, the rest of the lot I cant hear him. I'd say he's there at least an hour and a half a night. If he's not getting at least $100/hr I cant see how he makes money.
     
  8. trebordollars

    trebordollars Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Agreed

    I think $45 to $50 per sweep (assuming 5X/week) would be reasonable. My experience is that Home Depots are like grocery stores and make lots of trash including those darn plastic bags!
     
  9. sweeper

    sweeper Junior Member
    from south
    Messages: 7

    Home Depots

    Down in Atl. area we get $30 - $35 per nite. We also blow the front of the store around all curbs and sweep the back. Some are hard to work for and slow pay
     
  10. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    WOW!! :dizzy:

    And these sweeper trucks cost how much? And how much does it cost you to dump?
     
  11. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I was asked to bid on a lot. My question would be what do you get per acre? That would help me. I want to put a sweeper on the front on my A300.
     
  12. sweeper

    sweeper Junior Member
    from south
    Messages: 7

    I use Masco Sweepers cost $46000.00 new I dump at the Co. landfill free
     
  13. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I was looking at those units. How do they do?
     
  14. SNHSERV05

    SNHSERV05 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    sweeping,

    46,000. and free dumping, hmmmmmmmm, makes me wonder. what are the payment on 46,000. and for how long? $35.00. $40.-$50. a night, per lot, and you even blow the front of the store and around it..........omg sounds like someone is doing alot of wear n tear on a sweeper for no $$$$$$$$$$, but thats just me, I worked for a construction co in Mass and they had 2 sweepers ( Elgin ) those brooms and conveyors dont take that much abuse, if you wreck a tire on a curb, BOOM out goes more than 35-50 $$$$ for that one tire
     
  15. trebordollars

    trebordollars Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Hey Sweeper

    I am seriously considering purchasing a Masco on a Toyota Tundra and would love some feedback. We currently run Schwarze 347s and 348 and I want to give Masco's a try for a couple of different reasons.

    Thanks in advance for the insight.

    Trebor
     
  16. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    You guys have about the same money in equipment as I do for plowing.

    What are you guys grossing an hour? How many lots/night? How many can you do between dumps?

    Maybe there is money in it, but the figures I'm seeing, it just doesn't look all that appealing.
     
  17. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    local guy here charges about $150/hr but has a 3 hour call in minimum then add water useage and if labourer work is needed or if he needs to bring in his tandem to haul the sand/trash away but he also has a bad rep for paying his guys for 40 hours when they worked 60 or more....and not cleaning corners and doing whatever his mobile sweeper can get...maybe i have a new buisness venture to get into payup
     
  18. sweeper

    sweeper Junior Member
    from south
    Messages: 7

    I have six masco sweepers four are Toyota T-100 and 2 are Toyota Tundrathey do a great job. I also said cost was 46000.00 new but there are alot of used ones out there. I set my prices so that each truck will make at else 75000.00 per truck after thing is pay for like payroll - ins. -fuel and so on.
     
  19. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    How is the support on them. There are no dealers around me so if something breaks you need good support. How the toyota hand it. It seems like a small truck.
     
  20. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    been thinking of buying a sweeper at the city auction when it comes around again,or and older used one say a mobile... man $300 to sweep a lot once plus a little labour work,new home depot just opened here in an area thats just booming with big box stores if i had a sweeper i'd make a nice wage with the maintainace contracts, just scared i'd loose my shirt or have no contacts. also zero experience with this field doesn't help either lol

    any ideas? i can count 6 large lots within less that a mile apart payup oh well someday soon maybe