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Help on pricing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Mark Oomkes, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    I have the opportunity to bid on the lines that are red.

    Could someone give me their estimate on price and how they came up with it?


  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Wow you sound like every other guy that hasn't been making money in your normal business this year and looking for a way to get rich quick in the snow biz. Good luck.
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Seasonal, hourly or per push?
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    If you are to f'ing lazy to go out and measure it then we can't help you. xysport

    ps Even my wife said "That's funny right there."
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Measure it?????

    Are you kidding????

    Do you know how tired my arm was holding the wheel out the window while I was driving?

    And those bearings, those things just don't last at 75 MPH, I went through 3 of them before giving up.
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    LOL I dropped my measuring wheel the other day and almost ran it over, :eek:
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    OK you @!#)%&*#&)@&%, no one help me!

    I need price today!

    I tell MJD about no helpful posts!
  9. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    The United States is 2.263 billion acres (913.7 million hectares) Thirty-three percent of the total land area in the United States is forested, so we'll assume you arent going to plow that so that leaves about 1.493580 billion acres. my math may not be exact because i just spent 10 minutes doing it by hand, but i think I'd bid $194,365,400,000.00.
    as for salt, i'd think about getting a plane, and just scoop it out of mortons local piles, i dont know what the going rates are in your area for salting with a plane though........

    ......USM have this contract this year? I didnt get the packet.
  10. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    One Billion Dollars.............

  11. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    shoot, i didnt read the OP close enough, didnt realize it was only the interstates, guess that throws my bid right out the window.
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Lowballer :dizzy:
  13. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    Isn't there 4mil miles worth of interstate. Do you guys think I could do it with my 3/4ton and a 7.5Boss? Would some wings help?
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    How many bags of salt do you think It would take
  15. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    OK in order for us to help you out we will need some further information.

    1. Will you be running a plow? If so what color?
    2. Does salt need to be applied? If so do you have to remove it from the popcorn first?
    3. Do you have to stop often to pee? If so, sorry to hear that
    4. Will you be using any liquids on your route other than the alcoholic kind?
    5. Will you be running a blower, or will you just take her with you?

    Get back to us with this info and we will see what we can come up with.
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    $75,000 inculding sidewalks, 50% paid 10/1/09, 50% paid 01/01/10, all work to be complete by August 21, 2010
  17. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,685

    Thanks for the laugh Mark.
  18. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Haha.. very nice. Though.. wait.. I thought you were serious? Seems like everyone else that asks this question is.. lol.
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You guys have it all wrong. All he needs to do is put a line of those big windmills the environmentalists want in someone else's yard along the mason dixon line. Put the power to them, because it's cheap in winter, and blow the warm southern air north.

    I thinking that's a $50 dollar job, plus a little cash to grease the local code enforcement officers.
  20. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056


    That's funny right there. I don't care you are, that's funny. The follow up posts are great also.

    Does it include the on and off ramps?

    What about for different amounts?
    0" - 2"
    3" - 6"
    9" - 12"

    Due to volume, you can give them a discount. They are after all right next to each other.

    It won't matter what you bid, there will be some non insurance paying, tax evading, sub-contracting when they should be employee having, lowballer that will bid it for beer money because they don't know what their costs are.