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What to bid for this?? Asap!

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by TPS Alberta, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. TPS Alberta

    TPS Alberta Member
    Messages: 44

    What to charge for commercial lot?? Asap!

    Hey guys,

    I recently had a customer ask me to meet tomorrow to place a quote on her property. I was wondering if I could get some help from you guys with more experience than myself. I am new to lots of this size so I am not sure how long it would take our plow and skidsteer and whether or not we would need the loader.

    We've got a plow truck (F350 with 9'2 Power-V plow) and skid steers but also have a loader at my disposal if needed.

    If you could give me a quote on what you would charge per-visit and with how many machines you would use as a minimum that would be great.

    We're charging $75/Hour for plow trucks and $85/Hour for skidsteer. Trigger depth is 3". Will be a push and pile and snow removed upon request as needed. Sidewalks will also need to be done.



    The lot is the Spa Lady and all the sides around it.

    Thanks so much!


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    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I think 3 inch is too high for a commercial trigger try for 1 inch salt my triggers are 1.1
    I get $95 for truck with salter
    I get $205 for skid 3 hour min
     
  3. TPS Alberta

    TPS Alberta Member
    Messages: 44

    2" is the lowest they would go.

    How long to clear this lot with a plow truck and a couple skid steers?
     
  4. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Looks like an acre and a half or close to it i would say an hour and a half should catch it
     
  5. TPS Alberta

    TPS Alberta Member
    Messages: 44

    wow..thats it? Now would that be with a plow and a couple skidsteers?
     
  6. TPS Alberta

    TPS Alberta Member
    Messages: 44

    Ive got lots a fraction of that size that take me longer with just the plow. Ideally Id like to have the plow pushing and piling with the skids cleaning up
     
  7. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Thats close to the size i beleive someone else on here said 100 parking spaces = an acre witch i measured one of my lots and that really close. the front parking is +/- 98 spaces and as i can tell the rest is around 60 hard to tell from the pic so with a 2inch snow i would think thats doable depending on plow size and cars in the lot
     
  8. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Ha have fun! Islands suck.
    Btw you don't need a skid for that lot.
     
  9. TPS Alberta

    TPS Alberta Member
    Messages: 44

    I know I dont NEED a skid, I just like to have them to clean up around the curbs and the edges for me and tidy things up
     
  10. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Idk man it just seems like a waste when you could utilize that piece of equipment somewhere else where it is needed. But do what you want.
     
  11. TPS Alberta

    TPS Alberta Member
    Messages: 44

    very true, I'll have to consider that!

    So if I was to hit it with an F-350 and 9' Power-V how long you figure that would take? I'm guessing Wideout's estimate was with skids.
     
  12. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I'd guess 1 hour and 45 minutes
     
  13. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    A skid with a box and you are done
    I put my skid at my best paying locations which are my biggest as well the do what a truck can do in half the time with a box
    That place looks like cake
     
  14. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    My estimate was with a truck
     
  15. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Post # 9 x 2
     
  16. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Id say 1.5 hrs also. thats an easy lot.