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need a little reassurance with first commercial bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by aaronjw0527, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    It's 1.5 acre lot, pretty straight forward push. I was thinking 2-4 $225, 4-7 $425 and 7-10 $675?? I'm figuring $90 per hr.
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Never seen a straight forward lot You have a photo of it
    Plus you leaving out some info
    What equipment
    To me Sounds high for 1.5 acres but I don't know your overhead and don't know your area
     
  3. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    whats 4" pay ?
     
  4. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Couldn't get the picture uploaded. I'm in Michigan and it's a square lot with building in the middle and back with drive behind. Will be using Ram 1500 with 7'-6" plow. Three light posts and nothing else in the way.
     
  5. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I guess it would be up to 4" and so on. Is that what I should be saying in the bid.....up to 4", then 4" up to 7".....
    I also have to shovel business sidewalk, forgot that important bit of info. 6' x 150', but I can drop the plow there.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
  6. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    watch that bidding . you can get jambed up .

    2-4
    4.1-6
    6.1-8
    8.1-------- and you got it
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    How long you think this lot going take you plow it under 4''
     
  8. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    depends on several factors . i wont comment on it unless i physically eyeball it. im not into " dream bidding " . some peeps say an acre an hour w/ an 8'er. but how many inches are down ? windrowing a wet 6'' more than 25 yds with a straight blade can screw you . situations like that .
    really depends ....
    storm type
    equipment
    experience
    obstacles and so on
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  9. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I'm figuring 2-2/12 hrs
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You cant answer my Question only the OP can

    He is plowing with 7.6 plow I wonder how long I never plowed with 7.6 on a truck before I have with a skid but that's a different animal
     
  11. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Just trying to see if I'm in the ballpark.
     
  12. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    sound good . if its your only lot , make it 4 hrs. and take breaks . bring your girl friend , take turns .
    dont forget you gotta salt it too
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Thinking your $90 hr figure little high on a 7.6 to figure off of

    I always use $100 for my 9.6 V I can plow a acre in 45 mins under a 4'' of snow

    Good luck all they can say is no Bid high and learn your market
     
  14. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks, all advice is appreciated.
     
  15. easygifts123

    easygifts123 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    90 per hour is fair for your setup
     
  16. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  17. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,870

    Put wings on the blade. You need to be more efficent to be competitive. That's an hour lot with a 8 foot straight with wings or a v plow.
     
  18. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    one mans trash is another mans treasure .
     
  19. aaronjw0527

    aaronjw0527 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Great idea, I will do that for sure.
     
  20. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,870

    Da *** you talking about?