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Commercial Lot Need Help Bidding? Picture & Measurements

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by justin9978f, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. justin9978f

    justin9978f Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a commercial parking lot that is requiring a per push estimate. There is no salting needed or any sidewalks to do its just a stright lot that needs to be plowed. I know I need to charge more for different amounts of snow but i am lookig for a bid based on 2 inches of snow. I have a F-350 with a western wideout that will be doing this job the dimesions for this plow are 7′ 2″ retracted, 9′ expanded, 7′ 11″ scoop. The total amount of concreate is 81,000 sg ft. Does anyone have a calculator out there based on the plow and square feet? I need to determine the time this is gonna take and i was thinking $85 an hour for the truck? Thanks for helping.

    parking lot.jpg

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I'd say 1.5hrs
  3. justin9978f

    justin9978f Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    So does $85 an hour sound right or $75? I was thinking $112 a push does that sound competative?
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Summer pricing.250.00 per push
  5. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 370

    I'm gunna take a guess 1 hour and 45 min at 105 an hour. Im just a rookie though, so I dont know.
  6. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    What he said.
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    did you buy the small wideout.....its 8 ft in and 10 ft out
  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Why no salt? Not worth it. Pass.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I think he put the width at angle

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Remember gas and diesel prices going up every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I also agree about an hour and a half to two hours per push...
  12. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Two Hours, depending on how fast and how god awful bad you want it to look after your done. then an 1.5hr.... if you haven’t started you should start tracking youron time how long it takes you to plow similar lots then you can start making better ideas on how lots about the same size will take you to get them done., as longae29 said I would pass if you’re not at least salting or doing the sidewalks. those two services are the money in this industry anymore is!!)
  13. KTLawnCo

    KTLawnCo Member
    from VA
    Messages: 89

    $350 per push because of no salting
  14. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    No salt? who covers the liability for slip and fall.
  15. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    $175-$185 a push, you have sidewalks, fair amount of curbs, and not much room to push too.
  16. Nutz4Plowing

    Nutz4Plowing Member
    Messages: 30

    I would say 1.75 hrs and would definately question as to why no salt. Who will be liable for slip/fall. Plus your name will be attached to it. Consider event during customers in the lot and having to touch things up on a separate trip. Look out for you and not their pocketbook. Possibly have them sign waiver for surface conditions after snow is removed and let them be liable.