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How many storms?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Steeley, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Steeley

    Steeley Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 22

    I was wondering how many storms you plan on for a bid job I live in Brunswick, Maine also looking fo how many times you have to sand in a year a guess would be good
     
  2. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    You really have to check the history for your area. Usually average the past 5 years, then add some for safety.
     
  3. Mick

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

    Steeley, if you'd like, I've kept records of snowfalls for the Palermo area for the past three years.

    Basically, I use a factor of "12" to figure seasonals. If you don't know how to use that, send me a PM and I'll show you how I figure seasonal contracts.
     
  4. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    The average for me in Hollis over the last 9 years comes to around 11 plowable events per season. I have a high of 15 and a low of 7. I have always used 12 or 13 as a base for seasonal accounts. I do have one commercial "keep clean" account that I plow appox. 20 times a year (my favorite). As far as sanding goes, I have no idea. I'm just getting into that myself.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Steeley,
    Forgot to mention, the trigger depth will greatly affect how many times you need to plow. 3" vs. "keep clean". I will plow 1/2" at my keep clean account.
     
  6. Steeley

    Steeley Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 22

    Thanks for the info