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How long should this take?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Erik1981, May 31, 2015.

  1. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    I know it's the middle of the summer but we just got the RFP on this...
    A little back story... I past on bidding this last year because I figured that my 2014 F250 with a 8'2" Boss Power VXT wasn't going to be enough. Turns our the guy who ended up doing it had almost identical equipment (just a little older truck).
    I can sub to a loader in big snowfalls.
    Thus I am going to bid it this year. The parking lot is flat and almost wide open and never has that many cars in it. I need a little help on figuring out how much time it will take to push for my equipment.
    looking for times on:
    Less than 2"
    2"-4"
    4"-6"
    6"-12"
    12"+

    Thanks for your help!

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Would your sub be willing to plow it each time?
     
  3. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    We will plow it generally. I would sub to a loader on snow falls of either 4"+ or 6"+ since it is such a large lot.
     
  4. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    Anyone have some estimates on times?
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's what I mean,have him come in and do the big area and use the tuck for the small areas.this will cut your time down and more profit.
     
  6. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    I see what you mean and will look into that possibility. I'm sure that is something I can workout with my sub. For now though I am interested in how long it would take to plow the lot with my truck and plow. Do you have an idea on that?
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    With no cars 3-4 hrs maybe.
     
  8. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    That's allot for one truck. A skid constantly on site with a pusher would be ideal not much need for a truck if you had that setup.
     
  9. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    I was thinking that for 2" or less, I assume that's what you are talking about. About 6hrs for 4"?
     
  10. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    I agree that would be ideal, and may even be a possibility but I haven't gotten that far yet.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,507

    Figure on a 2-3in event to do one acre per hour
     
  12. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,948

    You will be there about four hours. Are you a one truck operation? If so I would get another truck for a backup. Unfortunately things fail ay the worst times.
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    A lot will depend on where you want to push the snow. If you've plowed snow previous years you shouldn't need us to help you figure out time as a big lot is just a whole lot of little lots together. Well until you get 8" of snow and they want it all pushed to the road.
     
  14. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    Last year was our first year plowing in quite a few years, and all I've ever done before was driveways and some roads in the HOA's we service. That's why I needed help with the time on this large lot
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    How many other accounts so you already do?
     
  16. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Is that 6 1/2 acres?
     
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,221

    Maybe with a Western plow, with a Boss 30min per acre......:nod:
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674




    Why don't you tell us what you think on how long it will take YOU and then we will go from there.....:popcorn:
     
  19. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674




    Oh Please..........I think that thin air you live in has caused some issues......:drinkup:

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  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,221

    The only "air" issue we have it when the wind comes out of the south (Boulder County) and I get cravings for Nacho's or Pizza.........:waving: