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Looking for some help pricing.

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by CLService, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. CLService

    CLService Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have done residential driveways but never commercial. Decided to give it a shot this year. Not sure on commercial prices. What would be a ball park price on something like this?
    I’ll be using one truck with a 8’2” boss V-XT snowplow. I also just bought a tailgate spreader.
    The property has a 2” trigger and just the parking lot no sidewalks.
    They would like a per plow price and per salt application price. Thanks for any help.

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  2. CLService

    CLService Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I was thinking $75 per plow and $100 for salting.
     
  3. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

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    Try 130 plow, 140 salt. Minimum. You will be there 40-45 minutes plowing..and that's with no cars to dodge.
     
  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    225 to plow and 150 to salt
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Higher on the plow price and lower on the salt,you know they won't call for salt that many times ,so bump them on the plowing and tell them you can give them a better price on salting.Then they will call you more for salt and you'll make more over the long run.
     
  6. CLService

    CLService Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Ok. So this is another one from the same company that needs quoted on so I am looking a $220 per plow & $240 for salt. This one is a little bit bigger than the other one.

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  7. CLService

    CLService Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    When it comes to commercial plowing I know a lot of people go by hour rate, is there a way to figure it out by sq footage? What’s the average price for a sq ft? I’m sure after looking at a few it’s kind of like giving a quote for mowing a yard. You should be able to look at the property and shoot them a price without measuring anything.
     
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    That second one, $250...and I will revise my opinion on the first one as well....$175 for that one.
     
  9. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    If my numbers are right, the first one is around 5/8 of an acre, the second one 3/4.
     
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The first one is .45 acre, 30 minute plow. The second is .75 acre, 45 minute plow.

    I couldn't get those prices here, not even in Canadian $'s, :D
     
  11. CLService

    CLService Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Things are pretty cheap around here too.
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    First pic I say $100 per visit with 2'' trigger salt I be at $100 30 mins max 4'' and under
    Second pic I say $175 per visit with 2'' trigger salt be $175 45mins max 4'' and under

    Both looks so easy to plow during the night but day might be a different story

    If you get these 2 lots buy your self set wings put on that V
     
  13. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    You have me rethinking my rethinking.

    OK, final answer.

    $125 small with $40 clean up as needed, $170 large, $40 return for cleanup.