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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Rickysnow, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Rickysnow

    Rickysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Plow lot, clear sidewalks, and salt.
    1" trigger. Contract for whole season not per push

    1 truck with v plow
    1 loader with 18' pusher
    Sidewalk is ATV with blade. Walks go 1/2 way around.

    I have to measure it up yet.

    Thank you for all for your input

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  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Need size
    Total inches of snow for your area / number of snow falls
    At what point you will start to push snow / at 1 inch ?
     
  3. Rickysnow

    Rickysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    31 snow days
    80 inches/year
     
  4. Rickysnow

    Rickysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    230,000 square feet. = 5.2 acres
    1000 feet of sidewalk with 7 entrance doors
     
  5. Buswell Forest

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

    I like guessing, so don't crucify me.

    $18,500, all inclusive.
     
  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    In all seriousness, where do you come up with these numbers?
     
  7. Buswell Forest

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

    Semi educated guess.

    1" trigger means pretty much full time during the storm.
    I figured 13k for plowing, 5k in sand and salt. 500 for coffee.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,498

    Bottom of the lucky charms box????
     
  9. Rickysnow

    Rickysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I figure $750/push to clear lot and sidewalk before salt. That is where I am nervous. I would rather charge salt seperate for each event, seeing how the cost is skyrocketing.

    Based on 25-30 events. $27k for plowing and salt???
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
  10. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I've had similar lots with same triggers and snowfalls....50k all inclusive ....hauling extra of course.... *prices vary WIDELY by regions*
     
  11. Buswell Forest

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

    Explain your hypothetical bid.
     
  12. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    20 events per season, 2 pushes per event (40 pushes on the season)
    Your per push is $325 for 5.2 acres

    Weren't you pricing 3/4 of an acre for $350?

    I won't touch your salt price........

    You're coffee price seems right on :)
     
  13. PLOWTRUCK

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I would say more in the 28-32k range per year.

    18k to push snow
    4k for the walks
    6-7k for salt and calcium.
     
  14. Buswell Forest

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

    Well phuckme, I go too high, I go too low, I can't win.

    I figured $350 a push here, just because of how I have seen you guys tend to use low per push numbers to figure a seasonal. I figured 40 pushes. I figured a 16' pusher and a pickup could do it in 2 hours, maybe 2.25 hours. $175 per hour.

    If asked about bidding it per push, I would have said _____ and you guys would have called me crazy on THAT. I swear, with birddseed gone some need a new punching bag to feel good about yourselves.
    Only a certain few feel obligated to get mouthy. The rest seem to be able to remain adult.
     
  15. PLOWTRUCK

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    ^ you forgot sidewalks.
     
  16. Buswell Forest

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

    You live in SS ny? Find me free air snowmobiles. I have an addiction. I will pay you! Polaris, yamaha, doo, Cat, any free air.
     
  17. PLOWTRUCK

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I will look for one lol.
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,667




    I am moving to Maine....
     
  19. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Move an hour south of me and you could add another 10 K to that bid. :)
     
  20. Rickysnow

    Rickysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for the input guys turning in bid today