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How much time do you figure?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by cmo18, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Hey guys, so far this year I have 14 residential clients and I have an opportunity to pick up another 8. The route would be 11 on one street,then 3, 4 & 2. All theses are less than a km away from each other and then my final 2 houses are about 10 km away. I have a span of 3 hrs to do all these houses would it be possible? First year plowing with a truck, some guys say 6 houses an hour but dont say how far apart they are? Just hoping I can take it on what do you think? Also I forgot to mention I have to shovel about 15 of the houses front door step!
     
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Take on the other 8 resis...

    Sounds like you have a very tight route.

    I would hire a guy to do the shoveling, and you stay in the truck and plow.

    I can plow a 3 inches off a 3 car residential in less than 3 minutes...easy...and I'm sure you can too.
     
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    What size are these driveways. I had some larger estate driveways that were very close and I could do 34 in 4 hours with 4" snowfall. If you are bidding 50' 2 car wide drives then you could do 12/hour.
     
  4. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428


    Plowing time .......5 minutes or less per driveway

    Dont know much bout shuvlin:cool:
     
  5. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I bought the girlfriend a single stage mtd snowthrower;) for xmas however i need something to entice her to get out of bed now!
     
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I bought the girlfriend a single stage mtd snowthrower for xmas ;) however i need something to entice her to get out of bed now! I'm hoping to get my first time out this Sunday and I believe im going to take on these 8 driveways as they are so close and Im already on the streets. Thks guys for setting me straight!
    Chris
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Honestly I think you will have a hard time getting it all done in 3 hours. Unless you take someone with you to shovel.
     
  8. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I got the contract!!! and I do not need to shovel the entrances...pure awesome greenesssss$$$$
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    3 hours is plenty of time to do the drives.