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need your advice on this lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by fireboy6413, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I just put a bid in for this property, My per push is at 300.00 per every +/- 2 my salt app is +/- 4 ton, side walks are 125.00 per shot calcium on walks is 150.00. what do you guys think. I just realize I screwed up big time on the salt, it should be +/- 2 ton of rock salt

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  2. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    anybody im starting to stress
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    11,080.00 for the season plus salt.
     
  4. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    hey grandview thanks for the response, if you were to do it per push what would you think. they dont want season, I base my prices off 13 plow able storms
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    mine was based on 25. But I go do clean ups after too.
     
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    how much more snow do you get im down in rockland
     
  7. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    also do you think 300 per push, per every 2 is a good price or to high
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    How big is that lot. I don't think you can put 2 tons in there, well you can but you won't have to plow.
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Maps are hard to guess but I say 1 hour plow tops and 1,000lbs salt. You can put in you pricing.
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    We only get 100 inches a year.
     
  11. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    yeh I figure now it will be less then 2 tons, but I always leave room the winters we have been getting latley is all ice. I need some prices guys, I really need to re figure this one, the property sits on 1 acre
     
  12. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    grandview so your not too far ahead of us, yeh more like doubled, LOL, we dont get much snow anymore, its always either all ice, or the worst snow then a nice layer of ice for the backyard skate rink
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The problem is,what we want and what they want to pay are to different things.How many bids on in on this place?
    This worked for me a few times .I would sit down with the owner put my offer on the table and then not say anything. Then let the bidding go from there.

    Maybe go a little lower on the plowing and bump up the salting price.
     
  14. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Thats if your lucky. :D
     
  15. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    yeh I second quality, I have went to several meetings with owners and asked where do you need the price to be, and the response is what do you think or something else, I swear I feel like im in veges at a casino, the owner always has the upper hand, the owner is the dealer
     
  16. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    No one wants quality anymore, everyone wants the cheapest prices, its BS
     
  17. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    that won't take more than 45 minutes to do.

    At most, absolute most an hour.

    $300?????????
     
  18. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    Plowing - I would bid for an hour ($100) maybe $95 to make it look good. Depends what your plowing with. Im basing it off a 3500 with an fisher xls.
     
  19. SNOW DEPARTMENT

    SNOW DEPARTMENT Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I think your per push is high for this year. 1acre is almost always 1 hour or less. Depending on your trigger amount, I'd say 1" to 3" $150 3" to 6" $275 6" to 9" $425


    Assuming the cost to sub this out @ $75 per hour and assuming an hour push per each 3 inch total, you stand to profit $75 @ 1 to 3 $125 @ 3 to 6 $125 @ 6 to 9

    If you run the truck yourself you're talking 150 per hour in the 1 to 3 range 137 ph in th 3 to 6 range and 141 per hour in the 6 to 9 range. Subtract your expenses and there's plenty left for you.

    In my opinion money needs to be made on the salt side of thing s this year.
     
  20. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I would love to move to chicago for the winter 1-3 at $125 for a hour sized lot that would be sweet, heck around here there are clowns bidding it at $45 an hr standard use to be $60-70