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How long should it take?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jg244888, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. jg244888

    jg244888 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    I am going to be purchasing a truck in the summer and hope to get up to 30 drives im wondering how long a 6 car drive there straight 3 on each side should take?
     
  2. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    10-15 mins. 10 minutes to wait for them to clean off cars and move them. Then 5 mins to plow as long as its not up to a garage and you have some where to put snow.
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    The question was phrased very confusingly, but you are asking about a straight, double wide drive, that is 3 cars long, correct?

    5 minutes or less if you can stack the snow at the corners on the end of the driveway.
     
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    x2 5 min with a pickup and about 2-3min for a skidder
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    You kidding me? Wait for them to clear their cars off? Guess that's why I don't do resi.

    X3 for 5 minutes.
     
  6. jg244888

    jg244888 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    Tis is what they look like

    driveqay.JPG
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    When you are giving estimates for houses make sure you check on where you can put the snow. If one side of the drive has a mailbox and the otherside has the neighbors driveway, it could double the amount of time it takes to clear the snow. Looks like some of those driveways are pretty close together.

    By the way, if their are cars in the driveway, you don't wait for people to move them. You plow what you can get to and then book it out of there.

    Don't forget to add drive time between driveways if you are trying to figure out how long a route will take. 30 houses times 5 minutes per house is 2.5 hours of pure plowing. Then add time for driving between houses.
     
  8. jg244888

    jg244888 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    in this area everyone piles at the across neighbors yard!! all mailboxes are at the doors its a pretty easy plow.
     
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Quick delete that post before you get roasted

    LOL
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Hey, don't you have a word to think of?
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Why is it my turn?:jester:
     
  12. Brant'sLawnCare

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

    Those should take about 5 mins (each) for most storms and maybe 8-10 for a few bigger ones. But that depends on where you pile the snow, how much room you have left and so on and so forth.
     
  13. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    half hour...fourty five minutes each:drinkup:
     
  14. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Wayyyy to many plowers go across the street and leave trails. Maybe it just pisses me off more than most people, but it does seem like it happens often.
     
  15. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    lol yeah, im sure that happens... Id call them a few minutes ahead maybe, if theyre not done and out of the drive im either going past or not waiting, they can back out and then clean em off.