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My first big lot please help.

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by landscaper1018, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. landscaper1018

    landscaper1018 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Got a call from this place
    .7 acres lot to plow
    9800 sqf sidewalks

    I have a 8' straight blade
    36" toro snow blower
    I'm trying to upload a picture of the site:confused:
    So this are the numbers i was thinking on:

    plowing :
    2-4 $ 500
    4-6 $ 750
    6-8 $100
    8-10 $1250
    10-12 $1500
    per inch after $100

    Sidewalks :

    Salting per application :
    450 ( lots and walks )
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Sidewalk # isn't 100% crazy. The rest is.

    Edit I see the sidewalk # doesn't include ice melt....upon further review, yeah, you're probably way off, but I don't know your market or costs, so I'm sure I'm the crazy one.

    Just make sure you have a loader with at least a 16' pusher on it, locked in float mode.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  3. ss502gmc

    ss502gmc Senior Member
    Messages: 473

  4. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    lol, that would likely be $1000+/hr with a pick up
  5. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    if you the property owner just hope for 6-8" for only $100 ;) (i know you ment $1000)
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    is that .7 or 7 acres If its point 7 then I want move to your town but if its 7 acres then price doesnt sound bad
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,426


    You need to get together with the guy from central Illernoiz who is charging $1200\ton for salt.

    Is the pricing pendulum swinging the other way now?

    I'm not going to claim to know what you should charge in Long Island, but my guess would be is your bit on the high side.
  8. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714


    On 2-4 inches, that lot should take about 1 hour to push. Sidewalks should take 2 hours with a blower that size. And about 700 pounds of salt per app on the lot, and about 100 pounds of ice melt for the walks.

    I'd love to get the numbers you're quoting.
  9. AccuCon

    AccuCon Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 432

    I'm guessing with 9,800SF of sidewalks that you mean a 7 acre lot?

    A picture would really help here...Other wise I am totally under charging!
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,426

    Although............if I could make $500\acre on a 2-4" snowfall, I might think about moving.

    Never mind, I couldn't stand living that close to that many people.
  11. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I really hope he meant 7 acres. Otherwise someones having pricing problems.