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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by onthern, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. onthern

    onthern Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i might be plowing these lots and want to get the footage of the lots...im not great with google earth so if someone can help me out and tell me how to work google earth or get the footage for me thatd be greatly appreciated.

    a newbie to this forum but not to forums in general...so im not asking someone to do my work and getting me the footage...if u wanna give some tips on to work GE then thats fine to...if you are bored and waiting for a flake then feel free to ponder...thanks

    35 hicksville rd
    massapequa ny 11758

    5135 merrick rd
    massapequa ny 11762
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    Not trying to be mean but if you are to lazy to get the sqft of those lots then you are to lazy to do them, meaning they are out of your league.
  4. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

  5. onthern

    onthern Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ok i went and measured the lots today but im still not sure what to charge. it would be my f250 with an 8 ft plow thats it...no salt or sidewalks....contractor would bring a loader if needed later to pile. ive got exp plowing just not bidding as i worked for a company who did all that and i just plowed...the contractor is open about any kind of bid...seasonal,hourly,inches...i dont even know what the rates are in my area(li ny) as ive talked to several people and they gave me a BIG variety of prices...

    p.s....not to lazy to get the footage buddy, i was on vacation and was trying to get a little head start..
  6. onthern

    onthern Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    First one is 82000 sq ft and second is about 98523 sq ft
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    i was on vacation and was trying to get a little head start..

    What? Its December 22nd.
  8. onthern

    onthern Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Day of post guy asked me to plow....
  9. fatracing

    fatracing Junior Member
    Messages: 2


    did you fihure your time corectly
  10. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    $25 and a six pack of PBR should cover it.
  11. onthern

    onthern Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    im pretty good at plowing...im not sure how long it would take me as for plowing commercial lots before i stayed in huge parking lots for the whole storm with loaders/trucks/salters/skids...so im thinking in the day time with customers probably 1.5-2 hours getting them perfect....a little less at night plowing straight through the lots...any info will be appreciated...how long would it take any of you?
  12. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Snow time and material estimator

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  13. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Acre an Hour.........
    Acre 43000sqft
    #acres * Hourly Rate = per push price up to 3 inches. u figure out the rest.
  14. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Doesn't look like there is a lot of areas to push the snow unless you use up a couple parking spots at the corners of the lot.
  15. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    great tool, I just recalculated a lot that I bid on(and lost) and guess what, I was high! nothing like 20/20 hindsight
  16. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    we do everything with a wheel. nothing like knowing your real sq ft numbers. volume is very easy way to price snow. plus its easier to show your customers that the number you gave them is not just some number you came up with in ur head. have lost very very few bids since going to this method.