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Bidding a shooting range

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by pancakes55, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. pancakes55

    pancakes55 Junior Member
    from US
    Messages: 19

    Hello all,
    New to plow site, but been plowing for quite a few years. Lots of experience on commercials, just not pricing them out.

    This is a shooting range. Everything green is 6.25 acres. I estimate a bit high. Probably get away with 6 acres or 5.75.
    There is also a picture of approximate plow pattern from previous years.

    Contract is offered at $6000 per season. $3000 up front and $3000 halfway.
    Sanding on call. Probably just sand no salt as this is all gravel.

    Customer (nonprofit) owns a bobcat. He just wants major areas plowed. He details everything out and shovels as needed.

    Previous guy liquidated after doing it for 2 years. Sold out due to family illness. Guy before "didn't work out" but I can see that as he is a huge jerk.

    In my area its a 6 mo season. Guys usually price out either 3 or 3.5x snow events per month. So about 21 snow events.

    6000/21=$285.7 per plow?
    3" trigger

    Largest commercial I had was a large flat open field type parking lot. 2.75 acres. Took 3.5 hours on a 3-6 snowfall. Priced ~$350.
    So even on a "quick" plow (no detailing) that seems way low.




  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    I'd trade for ammo\range time. lol

    6 month season but only 3 plows per month? Strange weather.
  3. pancakes55

    pancakes55 Junior Member
    from US
    Messages: 19

    He said he would throw in 2x year long passes for me and the misses. $175 ea. Range is nice but there are gravel pits left and right 5 min from home. Ammo would be good but I am sure it would be marked up so high...not worth it. And that stuff doesn't put food on the table : )