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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by TPC Services, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    this property is wide open and is 95,000 SQFT. see what some of your thoughts where on time wise. I plan on putting subs with trucks on it so your thought on trucks with 8'2" boss V's or 8'6" western V's i'm thinking it will take two subs 2 hours for a total of 4 hrs on a 1"- 3" storm. Now I know I can get this done in 2.5 to 3 hrs but you have to remember we are putting subs on this an we need to make a little extra on top :) the red is where we can pile snow at. and there is lots an lots of space so no need for a loader to come an relocate snow unless we get 65" like in 2009.

    thanks for your input.

    west winds 2.jpg

    west winds 2.jpg
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Ideally, for the front lot if you can get one guy to push to left side of the pix and one guy plowing from the building down you can kick that out in less then a half hour.
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    is the lot going to be empty when it gets plowed?
  4. nh785

    nh785 Member
    Messages: 71

    if it takes your subs 4 truck hour to plow that you better fire them.
  5. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    if the lot is empty 2.5 hours total time for 2 trucks , with the plows you list
  6. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Yes the lot will be empty over night.
  7. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    You probably already know but a old general rule of thumb is one pickup with eight foot straight blade should do about an acre per hour. Y our a bit over two acres and the v blades have potential to be very productive. So I'd agree with the others you should be much quicker than four hours
  8. tyler.premier

    tyler.premier Member
    Messages: 32

    also a lot of snow to one end of a lot with out a loader. A couple good storms and idk how long trucks can keep that road around the building open if there is curbs.

    just run one of the speed demon subs nas-car style around the building. 90+ and only go left hahahahahah
  9. Rich Graz

    Rich Graz Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    remember acre an hour should have an inch amount, Mine is 4 inches of snow over that I add more time. good luck
  10. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Tyler, there must be a lot of speed demons on here then. not to be a A#$ but how fast do you people plow really?? This is not a race and yes I did say it will get plowed on a 1"-3" storm but this lot has a trip at 2"+. I do a lot 1/2 this size an it takes me close to 2 hrs to push it. I must be really slow. (LOL) I don't like my guys or my subs ramming threw our jobs and doing a half A#$ job at it. I'm not saying any of you do but 2 trucks less than a half hour has me a little concern on two things how fast your plowing and if you are pushing piles past the curb to allow room for other storms?

    Like I said not to be a A@# but I do appreciate the input. Just thought I would see what other peoples thoughts on time wise would be.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  11. nh785

    nh785 Member
    Messages: 71

    we don't push past curbs that is for the blowers and loaders
  12. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Something to consider

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  13. tyler.premier

    tyler.premier Member
    Messages: 32

    TPC it was more of a joke. I tell everyone to take it slow easier on equipment and cheaper to pay for the extra 15 to 20 min in a lot then sit and replace parts. I think your times are right on the money. The only reason i said a loader was to stack it over the curbs cause I also think loaders and blowers are for pushing behind curbs as well. Just what I think no hard feelings towards any one.
  14. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Couldn't of said it better myself!
  15. Chris112lee

    Chris112lee Member
    Messages: 64

    I would bid that at 2-2.5 hours, but our blizzard plows would move a lot more snow than a V.
  16. klem

    klem Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 29

    Just to throw this out there to help you out, I plow a 48,000 sq/ft property, most of the snow gets pushed straight to the back and whatever is left to the sides. It looks very similar to the layout in your picture. It takes me just over an hour to plow and salt the lot, and that's with a 7'6" western with wings...
  17. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,696

    Always push beyond the curb until the ridge prevents you from doing so.