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Shoveling??

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by NorthwestPlower1, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. NorthwestPlower1

    NorthwestPlower1 Member
    Messages: 57

    How many square feet of sidewalk can 1 person shovel in 1 hour. Need an average please all chime in. Do any of you figure your price by sqft? Let's say there is 4" of snow.
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    How wide are the areas, your shoveling? 48" sidewalks are much easier to do them 10ft ones. How long are yo going to be shovelling for? Generally people get alot done in the first couple hours and then it's down hill from there, that's why most people have snowblowers and blades and just shovel the tight spots. JMO
     
  3. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    4"-1200 s.f per hour. No steps
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    at four inches, i figure 800 sq feet per man hour, over a 6 hour period.... anything more than that by hand and ur workers will be wasting time, and need bench players... 800 is the average that i figured , as productivity is high the first 1hr and goes sharply down hill after that.....
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    what's this shoveling thing?:confused:
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Something that kids do for fun.:D