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Would appreciate opinions

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by drivewaydoctor, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Hey guys,

    I have been asked to bid on this job. Where we are located all contracts are per season not per push. General rule of thumb in my area is a 1" trigger. Clients are billed monthly. So, what would you charge monthly to clear this lot with a 1" trigger?

    Opinions are much appreciated.

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  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I wouldn't, for me something like that would be hourly.
     
  3. Doesn't work that way here snowguy.
     
  4. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,416

    I probably couldn't help... i'd way overinflate so I didn't lose my butt... do you have to do all the unpaved stuff too? What's the square foot?
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Not less then 75000.00for the season
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Are you salting? If so the back half looks like gravel or similar, would you salt that too? Do you have a sq footage, it doesn't look that big but a real pain to put the snow.

    GV, I think the $75,000 is high.
     
  7. I haven't looked at the sqf yet. It is a fair size. Yes everything gets salted. That's rows of lumber in the back and thier customers need to access the lumber to pick out their own products.
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Is that US dollars or Canada Dollars
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The front looks pretty easy but the back is a PITA. I would want a loader or tractor in there, at least for the back. Maybe 4 hours and 3000-3500lbs of salt.
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I bet the back half is all stone so that means more time plowing. =mo'money!
     
  11. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    I don't think it is anywhere close to that GV, like...not even close. Good luck John!
     
  12. jerzeyguy

    jerzeyguy Junior Member
    from 07080
    Messages: 15

    Charge by the hour , thus way you don't get hurt.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How many plows per season in that area?
     
  14. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Square footage, production rates are necessary to bid this or anything. Come up with those and you will be a long way down the road. All else is opinion and guess work.
     
  15. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Listen to Herm. ^^^^^



    Why would you salt gravel areas?

    Have you ever salted gravel areas before?
     
  16. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    ^^Haha. My thoughts exactly!
     
  17. jimslawnsnow

    jimslawnsnow PlowSite Fanatic
    from mn
    Messages: 11,032

    gravel gets ice on it too. I would say it wont need to be salted every snow but will need to be watched. the season before last I spread 3 tons of salt/sand mix a couple times a week between my house and lot where equipment is stored and a neighbors hog barn yard. about all I did in march and april of 2013
     
  18. 1. Because thats what the client wants
    2. Because that is a heavy foot traffic area for customers
     
  19. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Must be fun to plow, continuously creating a freeze/thaw using salt on gravel.

    I thought salt worked from the bottom up through the salt?
     
  20. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    I'll interpret that as a no.

    I don't subscribe to the customer is always right motto. I subscribe to educating the customer when the customer doesn't really understand what he's asking for.