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Am I on the right track?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rockerchris, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. rockerchris

    rockerchris Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 6

    I am not asking about pricing. I am bidding a fairly high end private school and am trying to determine the best way to service this site on a dedicated basis. It is urban with few places to pile snow. It is approximately 2 acres of parking lot and 1 acre worth of sidewalks.

    I was thinking of placing an S150 (or equivalent) with a 6' pusher box and Kubota 2601 w/ sidewalk plow, spoke salter, and brush. For entrances and tight areas, I was thinking that one general labourer would do.

    How would you service a site like this? In case your wondering we're looking at bidding about $60k for this all in including salt.

    We're located near Toronto, ON and have moderate to medium duty winters of mostly lighter snow falls with lots of salting.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Whoa! A 6' pusher? My lawn mower pushes a bigger plow than that. To get 2 acres done efficiently you'll need to up the size of your blade. I'd shoot for nothing less than an 8' but you couldn't probably get away with a 9' since you stated that you receive mostly light snowfalls (unless a 150 is way smaller than what I'm thinking).

    Your plan for sidewalks sounds good. Those Kubotas can move a lot of snow.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Find Cet on here. He's an expert on Canadian schools as to what they want.
  4. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    LOL who makes a 6 foot pusher? just use an 8' v plow then.
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    I would go larger than a 150.. That is an awfully small machine. Look at a 185-205 with an 8ft box.
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    It is only 2 acres....and that's all the machine has to worry about..?...Personally I'd think a decent operator in a S150 size machine and an 8ft pusher would be fine..?..
  7. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Don't know all the details, but I'd say your right on track if you can get 60k for a couple acres!:drinkup: payup
  8. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    Well...Well...Mr Snow of Crete..How is the concrete business this year..Busy im guessing
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Very....I could use some help down here...need a job? I'll pay you a "livable wage".....he hehe he ;):waving: BTW, hows things up there?
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    If your bidding 60k I wouldn't worry much about what equipment to use as I doubt you get. Unless it's right downtown and there's something I'm missing.
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    If you get a wet heavy snow or 6" that 150 is not going anywhere. 185 will do a fine job with a 8' pusher
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Hey, maybe Scott Walker could help you out , he's got a lot more free time now...:laughing::drinkup:

    I think the 150 is to small a machine for the 8' pusher, but of course it depends on how much accumulation builds up before you plow. I also think a 6' pusher isn't big enough to make good time on a 2 acre lot.
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    its 2 acres!......if a guy cant handle it in a S150 size machine, considering that's the only thing he has to worry about.....that's sad, and shouldn't be running a skid steer.