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Name that price.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 09dieselguy, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    So long story short. A friend of mine bid out a few lots and signed the contract. He was the low bidder. I'm trying to tell him no **** he's the low guy on these properties....... I think he's losing his ass personally.

    What would you bid these out at. I realize every rate is different depending on the area. But these seem cheap.


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    Not included in the bid is the building with the green roof
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  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    My I don't care 10 second bid-- 350 and 750
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,541

    1st. 4 cases of the beer of my choice, per-push , 3" and under,
    Plus salt, no sidewalks.

    2nd 8 cases of the beer of my choice , 3" and under , per-push,
    Plus salt, no sidewalks.

    One inch trigger for both....
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2015
  4. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    i was thinking the same 325 or so for the first one.
     
  5. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    On second thought,we're Ct guys,up it to 500$ per push,300 salt payup
     
  6. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Does 350 for the first one 250 for the second one seem fair?
     
  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686





    No.........
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Are we talking dollars or ozs of gold?
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    250 for the second one,,that one looks huge compared to the first.

    Where did your "friend" learn how to bid?
     
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Around here those would be 35 dollar lots plowed by a guy in a 1988 chevy with the bed collapsing, a rusted out 7 1/2 straight blade...and he'd be happy with that price.
     
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    "Lawnsite" ?
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I'd move to CT if it wasn't for the progressives and people.
     
  13. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 711

    quick bid:
    1st pic: 350-450 plow, salting 250
    2nd pic: 700-800 plow, salting 500

    seasonal:
    1st pic: $15,000.00
    2nd pic: $30,000.00
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    First one.........an hour or so, I'd do it for 2 cases and a 40.

    Second..........an hour and a half, 6 cases and 2 40's.

    No walks, no salt.
     
  15. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    You'd fit right in,its nice to face these these clowns face to face.There's still pockets of rationality,I stay with them from time to time when my meds aren't working right:redbounce
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Yeah, probably not.

    My wife says I'm anti-social because I don't like people..........I tend to disagree.

    I'd much rather be someplace where large game outnumbers people, hopefully some day that will come true. Nearest neighbor is a half mile away.
     
  17. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Trust me those aren't my bids. I told him he's gonna loose his Ass. I don't have his numbers for square footage on those properties. But what do you see for time on those lots honestly. I don't have the stuff to do then but I don't wanna see him loose his ass either. One the first lot I see 3 hours with a loader and a truck to cut out and clean up for let's say an hour.


    On the second property it all get piled on the top left corner. I see 3 hours with s loader and a truck to cut out and drag also. It's all a straight shot. I don't know. What do you guys see honestly?
     
  18. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    He's got the bid, he won, there's nothing to say to him to change his mind. He can't get more money at this point.
    You know he's gunna loose his ass...no.ifs ands or butts about it. What we say is totally moot at this point.
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I could plow #1 in 3 hours with a Kubota RTV. And a 6' plow.

    You spend more than an hour, hour and a half tops in that lot with a truck with a V or Blizzard type, you need to find a new job.

    #2 isn't even that bad, both those lots are fairly well laid out for plowing. 2-2.5 hours with a truck for #2.

    Plowing only, I don't price shoveling from satellite pics.
     
  20. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    I think 3 hours with a loader is WAY overkill on the first lot. The second lot is bigger but 3 hours with a truck helping? I don't see it taking that long.

    I think the first lot should be in the 1.5 hour time frame and the second lot 2 maybe 2.5? How close together are these lots? If these properties are close enough I could see sending a truck and a loader and being done with both in 3-3.5 hrs. What's the square footage?