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Help with estimate

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by 3diamonds, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. 3diamonds

    3diamonds Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Help with an estimate per push with salt.
    See attached
    grey area is lot and walkways.

    Prop Map.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  2. gwhalen3

    gwhalen3 Member
    Messages: 99

    UUUMM...walkways included?? 500-600??? for lot only i guess without having any clue of the actual size. More info please.
  3. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    Thats a lot of walk ways... Are there any staircases ?
    Have you totaled up the footage of the sidewalks?
  4. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    bid it by the hour or you could lose on this one

    100-115 for plowing
    40 -50 for shoveling
    .50 to .75 lb for melt installed

    That's what works here, NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR AREA.
  5. 1982atm

    1982atm Senior Member
    from indy
    Messages: 146

    wow is that for real on the salt price ????? that would be $1000-$1500 a ton
  6. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    he's in line with my rates. for handwork traction control I charge .30$/lb for sand and .65$/lb for mag chloride + application time of $85/hr 1/2hr minimum which is minimal cause it does not take much time to lay it down.
  7. 3diamonds

    3diamonds Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Size of lot

    approx 3000 ft of sidewalks

    property 800 * 500ft

    individual lots 200 * 50ft

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  8. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    for my numbers im giving you, its for plownig 3.99 inches. I always do a per push charge on 0-3.99 inches. I always charge for what it will be on the high side, even if its a lower storm total (say 1.5 inches)

    Im guessing that, that drive way up the middle is also about 60 feet wide? It looks similar to the sizes of those side lots, so that long push is over an acre in itself if that is accurate.

    I would say on a plowing youre looking at about 2.5 hours

    sidewalks if your shoveling, probably about 2.5-3 hours, but if your using a snow blower probably around 1 hour.

    so id charge $165/push (0-3.99 inches) probably about $75 on the walks if im using a blower.

    Salt for the lot, about $105 per application. Thats based on about 800 lbs per app (the average between a light salting (600) and a heavy salting (1000).

    Sidewalks would be about $100 in ice melt.

    plowing price and bulk salt price would change if that main drag isnt 60 feet wide.
  9. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    So bristolturf, you're at $65/hour plowing .13/lb for salting, and $25/hr for sidewalk guys? Why are you charging so little?
  10. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    65/hour is the average in my area, probably actually a little higher than most. I know your in WI, but in kenosha thats about it. Ive seen some companies (a big player in the snow game by me) throwing the international dump trucks on some accounts charging them $55-60/hour, so its hard to throw a $65/hr bid out for a 1 ton dump or 3/4 ton truck. Some accounts we get more on.

    Salt I am actually a little cheaper, but I get it at a great price, almost 1/2 the price most pay per ton, but I add in a truck charge.

    Sidewalks I am at $45/hour on. I would use a snowblower, not a shovel. With shoveling I usually will use the snow blower up until about 8 inches then after that we either go hourly becasue we need to shovel, or if its a flat rate, we bump the price up significantly.
  11. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Whats installed mean?? Are you placing it inside the concrete??:laughing: is it a lot higher priced if you apply instead of installing it??:drinkup:
  12. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    The AZZ wipes at trugreen here where bidding places at $45 an hr I crap you not!!! I seen the other day a add on Craigslist for subs $32.50. I emailed the piece of crap and he had the nerve to email me back trying to explaing to me why its a good deal?? REALLY :realmad: Your damn lucky to get $65 an hr here. I would love to have a business where 1982atm lives in Indy he is at $100-$115 a truck hr I would really be living the high life!!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  13. 3diamonds

    3diamonds Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for your reply!
  14. 3diamonds

    3diamonds Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thank for your reply!
  15. phillie

    phillie Member
    from indy
    Messages: 97

    Haha, $32.50, what a joke! The prices around here are right inline with 1982atm, Not sure where hes at but here in Indy I am getting the higher end of that. Actually have 1 at $120/hr.