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I think I priced this right????

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by fireboy6413, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I am thinking around $25000.00 for the season to plow the 2 upper lots. I am still figuring some numbers, just want some other opinions. Its the 2 upper hotels closer to the highway. not the bottom one.
    131.283 Total Square Feet. Combined Lots
    175 Total Parking Spaces
    3.01 Total Acres of Asphalt
    496 Total Linear Feet of Concrete based Sidewalk
    Salt 1 Ton per every 1 Acre = 3 Ton per application

    Hilton Nanuet NY.jpg
     
  2. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    couple questions, what equipment are you using? Also is there salting on the walks? How many pushes are you basing this off of? As far as salt goes, I personally only do about 700lbs/acre, 1 ton sounds like a lot but i dont know what the request calls for. With my numbers I am at $610 per push for a 2-4 inch snow fall...........$210 for the lot, $315 for the salt, and $85 for the walks with salt (1 bag). Thats with a 3/4 pu with 8.5 straight blade and salter.....In my area we are at around 12 pushes a year but since its a 1 year agreement, i make it 15 just in case. Anything after 15 is priced per push then. So on a 15 push contract im at $9150.
     
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  3. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I figured 1 truck to keep it open, 8 1/2 blade. No salt on walks, One ton was just a round about, I figured it will be less then a ton, for clean up, if needed will bring in another truck. im figuring every 3 inches.
     
  4. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    what do you charge per foot for walks, 85 seems way too low
     
  5. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    depending on obstructions and such $0.15-0.20 per foot w/o salt i think i did that at .17so id say anywhere from 75-100 for that. with salt its around ..25-.30 per square feet.
     
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Ok so 1984 total square feet, just a rough measurement, .15 X 1984 is297.60, the 496 is linear feet not square
     
  7. B.Bells

    B.Bells Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    one thing, where you going to put all the snow if you require more than 2-3 pushes in 1 storm. Don't look like alot of room to put it everywhere. with the wide open areas? I maybe be wrong?
     
  8. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Yeh piling it is going to be tough, especially the lot on the left. If the we get too much snow, I think I am going to have to cart it. but for now, Im thinking of pushing as much to the road as possible, then push it to the next lot, if its light enough, and I keep up with it. other wise, I gonna use the corners of the lot as little as I can.
     
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  9. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    the other thing is, where the two lots meet, their is a 15 ft difference, the lot to right is lower then the lot to the left, so I dont think I can pile any snow in the parking area where the wall is.
     
  10. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    ya your right sorry.....misread haha been working on bids all day and have sqft stuck in my head so ya anywhere from 297-379 with/o salt and 496-596 w/salt

    with that being said id be at: $210 plowing, $315 salting, and probably around $350 walks

    so thats $875 per push and $13125 for my 1 season contract.
     
  11. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Areas in yellow, are retaining walls, areas in pink are dumpsters

    Hilton Nanuet NY.jpg
     
  12. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    I would actually probably bump my plowing price up a bit to because of the lack of good space to place the snow my guess is that you will have to remove it once or twice so my plowing price would probably jump to around $300 since you can only push so much in an area and then have to try to move around and such....so $965 pp and 14475 per contract. I dont know if your total includes snow removal but im at $95/hour on the skid steer with snow bucket and then $100 per hour/with dumping for my dump trucks.
     
  13. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    here is a pick of where the walls are and dumpsters
     
  14. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    is that per lot or for both
     
  15. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    thats for both.........In that area i figure on about 3-3.5 hours plowing at my hourly rate plus a little ad in for the lack of place to put the snow...........then my salt is at 700lbs per acre so 2100lbs at.15/lb......and then the walks at .18 per sq ft.
     
  16. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Wow I guess im real high, I never had one this complex before, now would you charge more if you have to bring a machine in, Im gonna do as much with the trucks, and try and minimize the use of a skid
     
  17. B.Bells

    B.Bells Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    yes i would dont lose payup to make payup!
     
  18. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    oh also are you basing the prices for a 4 month or 5 month contract
     
  19. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    b.bells so your saying charger more for the machine, if so then I think I would put in my contract a machine clause, and charge per hour
     
  20. B.Bells

    B.Bells Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    yes, in my area we charge $125/hr. for skid/backhoe. I would have that clause in there, makes a huge difference when needed.