Addition Plowing

Location
indiana
I have been ask to give some bids on plowing of some small additions, I have never plowed additions before. Can anyone help me learn the ropes of addition plowing? Including the bidding process. I have plowed for the past 5 years. All of my accounts have been lots in the past.
 

digger242j

Senior Member
Location
Southwestern Pa.
I kinda thought he might be referring to residential streets and alleys, as you'd find in a "subdivision", and as happens to all of us sometimes, just couldn't come up with the right word. Outside of that, I don't have a clue either.

Mark, could you clarify?
 

Pelican

2000 Club Member
I wouldn't think your estimating process for the street work would be much different than parking areas. Just get a list of requirements and go from there.

I would research the financial status of the General Contractors in charge of the projects, the biggest problem with that type of job around here is getting paid.
 

digger242j

Senior Member
Location
Southwestern Pa.
Now that the question has been clarified, I'll be interested in hearing the replies.

I can see where Mark is looking for help. If you have a mile of subdivision road, 20 feet wide, that would be the *same* square footage as a rectangular parking lot 528 feet by 200 feet. Trying to get 8" of snow to the edge of that road is an entirely different animal than trying to get that same 8" of snow to the 200' edge of that parking lot. You could probably plow the road five times faster, but does that mean it's only worth 20% of what the lot would be worth? But now what if they specify that you can't do like the county trucks do and just say the heck with it and leave a 2' windrow in front of everyone's driveway? :confused:

(I'll be interested because we're looking at something similar right now...) :) (But it includes some sidewalks...) :(
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Mark, does this subdivision management have a Request For Proposal that spells out what they expect? Like digger242j said, thier expectations are going to determine the amount of work and risk involved.
 
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