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What would you bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Xforce 1, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Bidding on a strip mall with approx 400,000 sq ft. lot. (old Wal-Mart). They want a bid in every 3". What would be a good price just for pushing?:confused:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Double what it would of been if USM had it before.
     
  3. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  4. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    79 Beers and a half a pack of Marlboros....:drinkup:....:waving:
     
  5. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    ummm would have to see it but im guessing 5 hrs. i cant tell you a price cuz i dont know your hourly rate.
    the time is just a guess cuz i dont know your equiptment eithor.
     
  6. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    5 hrs. for how many trucks? I have 9 trucks, 2 tractors, 2 skidloaders @ 75 an hr. each
     
  7. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    How did you manage to accumulate so much equipment and not ever come up with some sort of production rate for what you have??
     
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    How about $500 to $550 per push. You have to ask yourself what you want to get per hour, per truck.What are your production numbers..How fast can you plow this lot..Alot of factors determine price..
     
  9. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    thats almost 40 acres....you need more equipment.
     
  10. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Almost 10 acres
     
  11. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Been pushing for 10 years now and here it has been always by the hour. I never paid attention on how much snow vs. how much time. Just pushed till it was clean. This year it seams like everyone wants by the inch. I was thinking 1300.00 for this lot for a 3" snow.
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    that's about 2 million sqft
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You never paid any attention in 10 years?? You're starting to sound like my soon to be ex-wife.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  14. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    You need to call USM at that bid. They would definitely hire you.
     
  15. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    If you think $1300 is a good price for your area..Then bid it...This winter try to figure out your production numbers...You might want to think about joining SIMA. They could help you out with things like this..If you join use Grandview as a referral and save $50 bucks......Happy Thanksgiving
     
  16. GimmeSnow!!

    GimmeSnow!! Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    400,000 / 43560 = 9.18 Acres, I've been figuring about 50,000 square feet per hour on open lots but don't have enough data yet to see if we're accomplishing that, this is my second year bidding commercial work.
     
  17. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Never had to, customers were always happy with the price. Still, I know what your saying
     
  18. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    $500 to $550 was just a number....I dont know what the rate is in MO or in Green Bay..Thats why you dont ask pricing from guys all over the country..It does not help you in Corn Hole Iowa to ask a guy in Green Bay for a price.....
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  19. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    WOW, I can't believe Grandview's brainwashing is working! :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Took a page out of Dano's world domination manual. wesport