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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rednecker, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. rednecker

    rednecker Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm in Atlanta, Ga where it almost never snows & NOBODY does snow removal. I've been contacted by US Maint. to bid on Walmart. I've been advised to run from USM -but with no construction down here, I need any work we can get, & should be able to get a good price since there's no competition. They pay per event, which may be 1 or 2 events (if any). I'll be doing most of the clearing with a rubber track skid steer, but am clueless how to price. Does anyone know about how long it should take to clear a 9 acre parking lot with a skid steer at about 5mph?
  2. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    9 acres with a skid at 5 mph?! A long damn time thats for sure. But then again I didn't even know you get snow there. Be very careful with this.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,417

    Great, this makes #9,173 WalMart\USM threads now.
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Welcome to Plowsite.

    I must confess that I didn't kow they plowed in Atlanta either.

    Feel free to use the search function as the answer to your question was posted just yesterday I beleive.

    If you don't find it let me know and I will point you in the right direction.

    Dang, you can count higher than I can.

    How many toes do you have in those wooden shoes?:laughing:
  5. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    idk how much snow you get in an average event.

    but could take you till the next snowstorm to clear the lot with just a skidsteer and no pusher.

    how about sidewalks and salting the lot? gonna have to take all that into consideration
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,695

    Hey rednecker.......you happen to know Roy Ashley?
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    dont worry about priceing it to high, it will all be profit because it will melt by the time your a quarter way thru at 5 mph
  8. The Big Push

    The Big Push Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 19

    We look after large parking lots. One is about 9 acres. 2 12 foot blades, 12-14 mph, 4-6 hours. You can do the rest of the math. (average snowfall)
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Bid it seasonal!
  10. The Big Push

    The Big Push Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 19

    Right. Now multiply your "per push" price by the average number of plowable storms you get in a year. Around here we use 15, but it sounds like you're considerably lower. Does the contract include salting? We usually figure on 3 saltings per storm (45)
  11. Kale Lawn

    Kale Lawn Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 107

    do yourself a favor.. just tell them $100,000 per event plus the cost of new tires on the skid steer
  12. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I lived in Atlanta for 4 yrs. It snowed once there to make enough snow and ice to shut down the city. That year you could have made a killing with snow and ice removal. The potential is there you just dont know when it is going to happen.