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Need some help on a bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by JeffNY, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Plowing and salting (as needed)

    Im not putting a price for the shoveling, because I don't think I can handle it, I don't have a snow blower, or the time to really shovel all the walkways, but we'll see what happens.

    How crazy am i, I was thinking $150 for plowing, and $85 for salt. Am I out of line? In line? way low?

    Other thing im weighing in, i don't NEED this lot, it's kind of big for my 8'2" V, and would tie up a good amount of time, but I'll give it a shot at bidding.

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  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    just me... i think your price is low. i would estimate plowing to be around 30-45min depending on the snow. personally i would double both prices. if you want it, youll definitely get it for your price, but wont make much money off it.
     
  3. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I figured atleast an hour, but thanks for the input, Ill take it into consideration.
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    185 plow, 130 to salt, based on a zero tollerance contract, if its a 2 inch, then price goes up
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Am I missing something on this thread?
     
  6. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    where in upstate are you? that would make a big difference on what to charge.
     
  7. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Yes it wasn't a thread from 8 years ago and you posted in it this evening. ;)
     
  8. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    North of Seneca Lake, right between Roc and Syra
     
  9. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    That price sounds good to me, but what do I know I grind stumps for a living!
     
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Dont sell yourself short earl:D.......as for the lot i would say about a hour on a decent 4-8 inch fall...alot of room to push snow....if you dont need the lot you should go high, and see what happens. I think at your price you will def get it!
     
  11. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    are you guys kidding with those pricings. are you guys in it for beer money or something...
    my trucks and eqiupments get 175-225 an hour.
    the guy mentions it would take more then an hour, and he wanted to charge 150 bucks to plow.?
    looks like a medical building of some sort. means there is alot of old and handicaped peoples, HENCE you need to salt the piss outta it due to safty reasons. your 85 bucks might get your halfway into the parking lot before you loose money..

    shoot i have a monroe muffler that pays almost double that at hald the size lol.
     
  12. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I'm glad the NH economy is better than NY you can only get what the market will bear, Besides I doint drink allot of beer.
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I would plow that place all day for $150. That looks like an hour plow to me. Easy plow for your plow. I would charge at least the same to salt and that would be with bulk and a salting truck on route.

    If you guys are making $225/hour to plow then you would be doing very well around here.
     
  14. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    years ago when it actually snowed here, if youre not averaging around $300/hr youre not making enough.
     
  15. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Nice earl.....3 points!wesport
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If I was getting $300/hr there would be a lot of golfing happening the rest of the year. LOL

    I am not saying it isn't worth it but we can't get it.
     
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i dont understand how anyone gets 200 - 300/hr i just lost a mall that we charged 65/hr for 8' straight blade

    got beat out by price
     
  18. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    hahaha, come here and charge $225/hr and see how much work you get. Trust me, it'd be nice as hell, but its just not happening.
     
  19. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    it just goes to show the difference between local communities and around the country. this is exactly why its tough for anyone to answer any "help me bid" threads. im not singling yours out jeff, talking about everyone's thread on here. prices vary so much even into the next town its hard to give an accurate bid for everyones situation. what a certain lot might be worth in my town, garaunteed its worth something totally different about 10 miles up the road. just for the hell of it...we do 50 driveways and 2 small commercial, everything added up and averaged out comes out to $45 per driveway, times the amount we do and how long it takes us (an average of 7 hours). Equals an average of $321 per hour. The same goes for the commercial as well. with it averaging around $305 per hour.
     
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    when you say " times the amount we do" any rigs is "we" 2,3,4,5,?