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.25 miles x .25 miles bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by MnM, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    I read a article in snow magizine that said this year more and more customers will want more work for less money. That is the situatiopn in my area. My question is this. I have a shopping center that is .25 miles x .25 miles. It is wide open and no walk ways need to be done. The bid is 0-2, 2.1-5, 5.1-8, 8.1-12. How many hours would yall think it would take 2- 3500s with 8611s. Or better yet, what would you charge for plowing this lot. thanks in advance
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    if i did my math right, this is a 48 acre property? how much space is taken up by the buildings?

    or correct my math...
  3. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    it would be 40 acres.. based on the # he gave .. and ya probably need a bit more than a couple of trucks.. unless of course there is never anyone there and you like to drive loops at 90 MPH
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If that is clear pavement then you don't have close to enough equipment. You couldn't get a 12" snowfall cleared in 24 hours let alone in a timely manner. JMO
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    No offense but do you have any concept how big 40 acres is?

    Nice math, much better than Sal's :laughing:
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  6. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    In all fairness to the OP, he could easily rent enough equipment to do the job. None of us know what his plans are so there's no need to pounce.
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Very true, except for this question that he asked.

  8. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    There is no way that anyone could plow what sounds to be a big shopping mall or office park with just 2 trucks.. and have any level of service.. he will need some level of equipment support at the very least.. He may also be just guessing on the # of how large the property is.. good luck MnM
  9. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    i must have given the wrong measurements. no way is it 40 acres. the lot is 1400 ft x 1400 ft. Now how does that equal 40 something acres......I do a similar lot that is about a third of this one. I just wanted to know everyones opinion. I will try and post a google earth link
  10. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Well if it 1400 x 1400 now were up to 45 acres.
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I would think those two trucks could barely clear 2 inches in 10-12 hours. Especially if the snow is all going to one or two edges.

    Is this another joke thread?
  12. dannyslawn

    dannyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    JB, I'am real close to your town and wouldn't mind helping you figure this one out. Give me an e-mail at dannyslawn@aol.com
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    1400 x 1400 = 1960000 sq ft

    1960000/43560 = 44.96 acres

    I see that you're a member of SIMA. Perhaps this would be a good time to call your "buddy" and ask him for advice.
  14. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    It almost has to be unless he meant he has a couple of those Meyers Ultramounts :waving: