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How does my price look?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by DanD6483, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. DanD6483

    DanD6483 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    this is a private road i was asked to bid on today.
    it is about 1000ft long by 30 wide

    I was thinking
    1"-3" $200
    3"-6" $350
    6"-9" $500
    9"-12" $650
    12"+ $650 + $40 per inch

    $150 to sand as needed

    I will plow every 3" when it is snowing

    new road.JPG
  2. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    If you plow at 3", do you charge $200 or $350? And at 6"? And at 9"?
  3. DanD6483

    DanD6483 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    should it be?
    1-3 $200
    4-6 $350
    7-9 $500
    10-12 $650
    12+ $650 plus $40 per inch
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I was thinking
    1"-2.9" $200
    3"-5.9" $350
    6"-8.9" $500
    9"-11.9" $650
    12"+ $650 + $40 per inch

    $150 to sand as needed.............per application?
  5. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Lol. That's more like it. :nod:
  6. DanD6483

    DanD6483 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    yes sanding would be $150 per Application

    this is the frist private road i have had to bid on. how do the prices look?
  7. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    You are going to get several different prices for that. It all depends on what State you live in and even what County you live in. Out here you would not get more then $125 per push regardless of how many inches there would be.
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Have you considered just making it seasonal? That's a sweet push right there. Almost all windrowing with some straight pushes in the circle. Won't take long at all with an 8 footer and a 9 footer will clean it in no time.
  9. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    If you plow at 3 inches pick your 3 inch price 200 or 350 and then plow it when it reaches 3 inches and bill
    8 " storm total divided by 3" trigger times 350.00 per equals $1050.00
  10. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I don't know what your figuring for time, but my guess is your thinking it's going to take alot longer than it actually will. My guess is your in and out is less than 20 minutes for a 1 to 2.9 in snow. If you have an 8 foot blade your only talking 4 passes on the main road, and the circle will take about 10 minutes. Good Luck.
  11. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    Why do you have a trigger of 3" aren't you worried about hard pack may run into problems for the sanding for they maybe expecting to see blacktop after sanding, just an idea Thumbs Up
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    :eek: I would expect them to dispute that bill.
  13. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    If you are going to plow it every 3" like you stated, why are you even charging different prices?? Just do a set price and keep it simple. You are much more likely to get the bid if you do it that way. JMO Also that driveway should not take you more then 20 min's to plow!
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  14. fairwaymowing

    fairwaymowing Member
    Messages: 90

    Around here seasonal contract all day with 3" trigger. $1000 for seasonal rate, unlimited trips (usually 20-30). Pricing would be divided per homes on private road. EX: 4 residents, $250 per homeowner. That wont take you long at all either.
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    400.00 per drive and 2000.00 for the road per season.
  16. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Lower or simplify your price for the road and then get all the driveways and really make bank. You can clearly see they have some $ there
  17. rebert

    rebert Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I would just use a flat per push price.. keep it simple and no questions on snow amounts
  18. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    God, what I wouldn't give to get a job like that some day. You're to high on price, like has been said 20-30 min and you're done most times. You don't need to break your prices down that many times for roads, just go 1"-5" and 6"-12". I think $110 for 1"-5" and $185.00 for 6"-12". Would help to have a V-plow in case you get a big storm, makes for a easy first pass on anything over 12".
  19. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Yes, that is a beaut of a job. If $200 is standard in your area drop it down 25% to $150 just to lock it up. Id say max it will take 25 min. at a 3'' mark. Definitely keep it simple like others have stated. Loose all the crap over 3''.
  20. Fatality

    Fatality Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I would typically bill out at 1-6 and 6+. I would charge 110-120 for 1-6 and anything above we would charge 190.00. Get a few of those private drives and you are set.