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How Long to clear 3000ft of road way?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ohman4966, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. ohman4966

    ohman4966 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7

    Hi guys how long to clear 3000ft of road way approx 30ft wide through out a power plant pretty well all is to be just pushed to the side with a 9ft plow? Thanks for any input in advance
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    10-20 minutes
     
  3. ohman4966

    ohman4966 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7

    thats a little too fast its 90000 sqft but the are different road intersecting
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I do a 1/3 mile road, takes about 15 minutes

    roads are very fast, no backing up.
    figure 4 passes and you're down
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,890

    Why don't you drive it and time yourself?
     
  6. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    thats what i was thinking
     
  7. ohman4966

    ohman4966 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7

    I would but they are just building it right now and there is machinery everywhere cranes and so forth
     
  8. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    it doesnt have to be that one, just find any similar road and drive it out like you would be plowing it
     
  9. ohman4966

    ohman4966 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7

    Its in a power plant and the roads are various lengths and intersections but you are right would give a good indication will have to try it
     
  10. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Cretebaby is close to right on. I plow private roads. I'll do 3/4 mi road in about 15 minutes with a 9' plow. You've got the equivalent of another lane, so I'd add about 7-10 minutes.
     
  11. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    depends on how fast you drive... i could prob have that done in 10 mins if i wanted to
     
  12. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    i actually just put in a bid for 1/3mile road with cul de sac for $50. it seems so cheap compared to a comparable driveway but it goes so fast! i even took my own advice and drove it out as i would be plowing (got some funny looks) and it took about 15 minutes including the entrance and cul de sac.

    their salt on the other hand is $125 :dizzy:
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    that is about exactly how i just bid a 1/3 mile
     
  14. ohman4966

    ohman4966 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7

    ok thanks for the info guys
     
  15. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    actually i changed it last minute. i spoke with the head of the HOA and we talked the details. i told him cleanup visits within 24hrs would be 1/2 price. he said they dont do cleanup visits its one price for 24 or nothing so i raised his price to $80 before i slipped the bid to them.
     
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i never tell them that part LOL
     
  17. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    whatever you believe your time is worth dollar wise; yes..20-30 minutes realistic
     
  18. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    i was out bid with $36 per visit. so i told them $50 but i will only come once per 24hr period. I will see what he says if anything at all.
     
  19. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    What do you do if it snows several hours at a time or it snows.. stops.. and starts again for several more inches? Are you going to wait till a snowstorm of 16" is over? If you told them that, I doubt they'll even consider hiring you.

    Have you ever plowed an account like this before?
     
  20. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    On something like this,you really need to consider how much snow you're handling--it's not just about time.Volume comes into play also.You also need to factor in at least 1 way travel time to the job.My .02.