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how much to bid for alleyways

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Fentonlawncare, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Fentonlawncare

    Fentonlawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    A customer needs 2 different alleys plowed that are 3 blocks apart.

    Both are roughly 400 yards long and 15 feet wide and both have a T off that is roughly 250 yards long and 10 feet wide.

    How much should I charge for this?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    What are you planning on plowing these with?

    How much do you need to make with that machine per hour?

    How long do you figure it will take you?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    long run ,do you have a dump off spot for the snow?
     
  4. Fentonlawncare

    Fentonlawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a F-250 Super Duty with a 8'6" Western Pro Plow. There is no drop off area to put the snow, however from what I have read the snow is just pushed to the sides of the alley next to the garages and such.

    It will probably take me 30 to 35 minutes to complete this. However, I am a newbie at this and am not sure how accurate my time estimate is. I have a lot of heavy equipment experience but am new to the plowing world.
     
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I hate plowing alleys, last time i did it, i got a piece of metal in my tire :realmad:
    so beware of the risks of getting a flat tire and include that in your cost.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The most important lesson from that video is to NOT let Elizabeth Hurley out of the truck