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Numbers way off???

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by M.A.H., Nov 9, 2012.

  1. M.A.H.

    M.A.H. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Just curious to see what some of you would charge for this lot, It's a trucking terminal. I put in a bid and was told my numbers are way off. Maybe they are maybe there not??? Most of my lots are 2-3 acres. Never had a 6+ acres before, so I doubled my price for a 3 acre and added a PITA factor in for all the trailers and cars there. All I know is I'm not dropping a dime off the price, it is what it is. Just want to know how far if any I'm off by in pricing.
    Thanks

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  2. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,590

    What I would charge and what you can get are 2 different things, we are in the same market as it appears. 2-3 acre is a nice size....the bigger the cheaper is my expierience. Up here maybe 35-40K if you are lucky, not meaning I would do it for that. That price is all inclusive.
     
  3. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Ask to see the last contract then , entertain it from there .
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    In your area I'll bet it will go for under 10k
     
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    My bid is $28,000.00
     
  6. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 850

    $27,500.00 ....Sucker ^^^
     
  7. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    I would say between 8 - 10 grand depending on if you have to shovel walkways and entrances
     
  8. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 850

    I assume you have seen the site in person. Are there always that many trucks or is there a large turn over where you go back and. Clean out? Could be a lot of work.... Doesn't mean higher price.
     
  9. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I would be at $55k
     
  10. M.A.H.

    M.A.H. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    :eek:

    There is always traffic in and out, never know what is going to be sitting there at any time.

    We are in the same ball park, I came up with 52K.
     
  11. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    There just being cheap then. Its not that hard to do being rectangle like that but its still a lot of equipment and man hours. This isnt the winter for bidding just to get work. The good news is it will be up to bid next year or maybe next month. So just hang in there.
     
  12. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    My quick and rough numbers put it at $38,500.00. Seems really low. Am I missing something??
    Figure on many return trips.
    Are you salting it too????
     
  13. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    in this economy for a 6'' storm ........ 2 trucks, 1 loader 3 hrs. ea. & salted . $ 4750.00.
    not bad for a days wage .
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sticking to my 10k.Again what you want and what they will pay and what another guy is willing to do it for.
     
  15. M.A.H.

    M.A.H. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    If it goes for 10K they can have it. I'll just have more time to :drinkup: Thumbs Up
     
  16. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912


    38k ? are you running a new water main thru the property ? LOL
     
  17. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,590

    are you sure its close to 7 acres? Doesn't look that big but there isn't much to compare either.
     
  18. M.A.H.

    M.A.H. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Yep it's a little hard to tell how big things are from the picture. The total property is 12 acres(not all of the property is in the picture), minus the grass and buildings it's just under 7 acres of plowable space.
     
  19. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    On a place like this, do you figure your total plowing area as the outer perimeter of the asphalt or do you figure the plowing area is at the front of parked trailers? And are you to plow open trailer spaces?
     
  20. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,590

    If the lot is empty all the way how much would you plow? That is the answer to your question....