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Housing Development

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by orinicklawncare, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare Member
    Messages: 51

    The home owners association we take care of has asked me if Iwas able to sweep the streets, I have a skid steer and have access to a pickup broom. There is 1.1 miles of pavement around 25 foot wide. Do you guys charge per sq ft? if so a ball park figure, Yes I know everyone has a different price but I would like to be in a general ball park.
     
  2. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Charge by the hour same as you would for snow, will you be hauling the spoil away how will you manage that?
     
  3. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare Member
    Messages: 51

    Yes, I'll have my dump over there and just unload the broom into the bed.
     
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Do you know the performance of your particular skid with the p/u broom you have access to? Have you ran it on your machine before?

    I don't own a p/u broom, but have rented them before. 1 time I did a 1/4mile of road, that was about 40ft wide, in about an 1.5hrs. The road was VERY dirty...caked on mud down each side 3-5ft out & lots of dust/gravel/etc on the road. All material was transported in the p/u broom about 1/4 mile away from road & dumped(2speed was nice for this). The machine I used was high flow also, which was helpful. Also, the p/u broom I was using was over 6ft wide & a newer model w/combination poly/steel bristles.

    Not 100%, but fwiw, I think I set my speed controller on the skid @ around 3-4mph for most of the work..?.?.
     
  5. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare Member
    Messages: 51

    There is not much debris, Id say half dump trailer load at most. It will take 4 swaths to get the whole road plus the culdisacs.
     
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    sounds like about 2hrs work (at the most), from start to loading up & pulling away.