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  1. Bidding & Estimating
    How many acres (or square feet) can we plow in a hour with 1 truck? Pretend there are no islands, sidewalks no salting either.
  2. Bidding & Estimating
    Ok this is my first post and I need help. I attached a maps view of the area. It is 28,069 sq ft when you take the building out. It seems straight forward but I am admittedly new to the business but this could be a HUGE contract for us. I am still learning my expenses rate so am sort of...
  3. Bidding & Estimating
    Hello everyone, I'm bidding my first ever commercial lot here in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Looking for any tips or figures when bidding on this property. I will be using a Polaris Brutus Diesel with a 62" snow blower on the front. I'm thinking of purchasing the snow plow attachment for $2800...
  4. Bidding & Estimating
    Hi guys, A couple partners and I branched off from a snow removal company that we worked for the last three years and decided to go our own route. We came up with approximate quoting rates based on some mental math that we observed during our time in the industry, but we'd like to know how...
  5. Bidding & Estimating
    hello, we recently got called to big on a few parking lots. this one is one of them and its the biggest out of all. it is about 235,000 sq ft. the bid will be from 1-3 3.1-6 6.1-9 9+ Price/inch. it also is for Snow Plowing And Salt Application. and a price for Salt Application only ( From my...
  6. Bidding & Estimating
    Need help with this bid. How much time would this street take me to do with an 8'2" Boss VXT? Its just the streets, no driveways. We do a bunch of other stuff for the management company and they would like us to do this as well. There is about 3500 linear feet of road, the road is about 32'...
  7. Commercial Snow Removal
    Hello, I work in South East Michigan Metro Detroit area and i have an amazing opportunity to Clear 2 huge apartment towers parking lots and sidewalks. Only problem it I do not have the capitol to go a month or so without being paid and for the estimated 8 tons of salt needed per clearing. plus...
  8. Bidding & Estimating
    I know it's the middle of the summer but we just got the RFP on this... A little back story... I past on bidding this last year because I figured that my 2014 F250 with a 8'2" Boss Power VXT wasn't going to be enough. Turns our the guy who ended up doing it had almost identical equipment (just...
  9. Bidding & Estimating
    I need to plow the roads and driveways within the red shaded area. How long should it take to complete this for an average snowfall (4" or less)? how long for a large snowfall? I am running a 2014 F250 with a Boss Power Vxt 8'2"
  10. Bidding & Estimating
    Hello! I've been doing residential driveways for years and this year I decided to step up my business a little more and take on commercial contracts. I have a few smaller lots and driveways and such but this lot is rather large and I could use some tips/pointers to give a reasonable estimate...
  11. Bidding & Estimating
    I need a little help with this one, I am unsure of how long it should take me to push this driveway. I am using a 2014 F250 with an 8'2" Boss Power Vxt. Can you guys give me a little advice! Thanks!!
  12. Bidding & Estimating
    How long should this take with a F250 and 8'2" Boss V Plow? Only the stuff in the highlighted area - driveways and road? Thanks, you guys have been a big help!
  13. Bidding & Estimating
    If I were to do this parking lot with just my F250 with a Boss 8'2" V plow, How long should this take? I would have the option of having the big boys coming in with the heavy equipment if it was a very large snowfall. At what point would you suggest I use the big boys? 6", 8", 12", etc?
  14. Bidding & Estimating
    I just bought a new Boss V plow, its a 8'2" poly VXT. I only have experience with an old Western straight blade and that was many years ago. So I need some help bidding these 3 commercial lots. How long should these take me to push with different depths of snow? The first is my church, the...
  15. Bidding & Estimating
    I am trying to attract a few more clients to pay for the year up front, I would like to get about 50% of our clients to pay for the year in advance. How do you guys get people to do this? My thought is that I will send out letters and include the price per event and price for the season but...
  16. Bidding & Estimating
    I own a lawn service company and last winter we did just snow blowing which went great and I have a good pricing structure for that but I know this numbers won't work for plowing... I will be having my foreman run the blowing crew and I will be plowing. I have a 2014 F250 and will be putting a...
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    I have recently been asked to plow sub-divisions. I am trying to make sure my quotes are closely accurate. They do not want any salt. So for example; the sub in the picture come out to be about 3.1 miles, this includes clearing intersections. I figure it will need 5 passes. That would be 3.1...
  18. Bidding & Estimating
    This will be my first year providing snow removal as a service. My area is very unique in that over half of the home are summer homes. I have been approached by several of my lawn service accounts asking about keeping the driveways cleared and a path to the front door so the place looks occupied...
  19. Bidding & Estimating
    Hi guys, I'm a first time poster, but I have been reading for a while now. Iv done resi plowing for a year prior to this year. I have a d150 with a 8' plow and salter. I also have a snow blower and tractor. I just received some business through a friend, and I honestly have no idea how to bid...
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