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large retail lot-what to charge?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by turfguy87, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. turfguy87

    turfguy87 Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 30

    I'm looking to bid on a retail parking lot with an area of about 11,000 yards. Contract requires salting as needed and needs completed before other businesses open in the morning

    What's a good contract price estimate for a one year deal including salt?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm new to this.
    There would be 1-2 trucks being used.
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    If you don't know how to bid it then your are in over your head and theirs like 50 million other threads on this same topic, and people are going to tell you basicaly the same thing I am saying, no one is going to tell you what to charge! As for salt charge by the ton.
     
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    If you could provide a little bit more info it would be helpful. How many furlongs is the longest push? How many rods of sidewalk are there? How many bushels of salt do you figure it will take to adequately salt this area? or are you planning to use liquid? how many gills of liquid de-icer? how many fortnights is your season?
     
  4. turfguy87

    turfguy87 Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 30

    This is the bidding/estimating forum....i meant that i'm fairly new to this site and was wondering what other guys are charging for this type of job..
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    What kinds of units of meassure are those :laughing:
     
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    It's not going to be beneficial to you.


    Just factor in ALL of your expenses.
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    the lot is 2 1/4 acres, should take up to 2 hours and 1 1/2 yards of salt. pricing depends on your costs.

    what plow did you get for your F450?, and are you using your mini-loader to load bulk salt? for that matter you've never mentioned if you have a salter.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    that was a cleaver joke because the OP mentioned yards not the more commonly used sqft, least thats how I took it.
     
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    Hilarious!!!!!

    :laughing:
     
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I use inches :laughing: