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How long does it take?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Going Commercial, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Going Commercial

    Going Commercial Member
    Messages: 56

    Does anyone have a formula or chart on how long it takes to plow a lot that is xxx sq feet using different size equipment. I know that obstacles , islands, poles, etc need to be considered but is there a system for figuring this out. My experience has been with plowing residential drives but I am trying to learn more on the commercial side. I have some lawn care commercial accounts that I have never plowed for but would like to start. I have only plowed with pick-ups and chevy tahoe/suburban size equipment with nothing larger than an 8ft blade. Thanks
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Being new in the commercial side it will take you twice as long as it should until you learn the ins and outs of commercial plowing.Once you figure out the tricks you'll be plowing double what you'll do this yr.
  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    in time as grandview stated, your experience and your estimating time will improve; in addition, the equipment you now have will be replaced with improved methods.. thus increasing your ability to run with the best.