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quick help on lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by mike13, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    I hv a lot that that is around 20k sq ft they want the lot cleared an walks cleared an sand/salt mix an they want to do a seasonal contract for only $6k. I don't think it's worth it. I'm in southern mass an there is another lot that is almost 30 sq fft walks an salt sand mix for $9k. An I need to push the snow out a gate which is not an issue unless you go to far an drive over a 30 ft drop (Hazzard pay is extra)
    I'm looking at 1200lbs of sand salt mix for walks an lot an On both they want it plowed every 2 inches. Is that a good price or should I separate the sanding an charge separately.
    Any help would be great.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Counter it or walk. Give them a seasonal with salt extra.
     
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I think you need a new keyboard, the letter "d" doesn't seem to be working.

    That would be a great price where I am. I don't think you will go through that much sand/salt either, that would be a heavy application.
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Care to show a photo of it
     
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    On the $6000 seasonal..
    I calculate you would make about $75 for each push and each sanding and be doing the walks for free.
     
  6. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    Ya i plan in it thanks
     
  7. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49


    I think it's a decent price an the salt is on the high side for the all ice events
     
  8. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    I was thinking that too that.an for the walks that's one thing that's never free. Between both properties it's close to 2k feet long
     
  9. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    Thanks guys. I'm still trying to figure out how to post pics on here. I'm on my cell so i have the mobile site not regular site
     
  10. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    here is a start .012 x sq. ft
    labor & material
    i know regional rates vary :laughing:
     
  11. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    http://www.findlotsize.com/
     
  12. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    Here's the lots

    Screenshot_2014-10-25-18-43-05.jpg

    Screenshot_2014-10-26-16-45-06.jpg
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    6k for each is a little better,still plus salt.
     
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You using just a truck or you putting a skid in there or a tractor
     
  15. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    I'll be running a total of 5 trucks 4 plow an one sander with to spreaders for the walks an snow blowers. I do have one more lot that the same management company is paying me a per push at 250 including sad/salt on parking lot an pure salt on walks an stairs but that lot is a one truck one shoveled that will take no more then an hour to do. One property has a lot on the street side that we need to move from there an around to the back lot so its going to take a little musical trucks
     
  16. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    6k for one an 9k for the other
     
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Sound like you have the trucks
    Those lots can be a pain I have few and I use a Skid on them with a truck or a tractor

    Good luck this season
     
  18. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    Thanks for the insight guys. But what's the best way to price out salt/sand mix by pound or application
     
  19. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Flat rate per visit figure at a high rate For like a Ice Storm So in a snow cleaning you might only use half the rate and you should know your rate or your spreader guy should know
     
  20. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    and i slept at a holiday inn last nite :waving: