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How long to plow this

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Neige, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    Since I have never bid plowing a road, what should this go for?. Its 1.5 miles long 2 passes. the parkings are around 30,000 sq.ft Maybe asking a price is unfair, more like how long should it take. 2 inch trigger Im guessing 2 hrs max with my truck. Already have the job, just wondering what you guys think. Will share my price later. :D:drinkup:

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You using that Dodge truck?
  3. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    You bet ya, I so wanted to fit in with you guys I got a plow on my Dodge.
    I know its a Dodge, but at least I got a fisher plow thats cool no? :D
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I don't get why people without Dodges always complain about them. At 90,000 miles, the only money I have had to put in this truck besides routine maintenance is a couple u-joints.

    I have no idea how long that would take. I'm sure your guess is better than mine anyway.
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    I'm gonna say well under 2 hours, you'll spend most of your time on the parking areas and turn-arounds. Plowing roads is easy, angle the blade and let 'er buck! Wish I had more roads on my routes, it's fun watching snow fly off the end of the blade as you're cruisin' to some good tunes! :D
  6. Steve G.

    Steve G. Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    That is, as long as you know where the sides of the roads are:laughing:
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    well, 1.5 mile road, 2 passes is 3 miles of driving. At 15mph (easy enough on a road, mark it well) that's about 15 minutes of driving. 30k square feet is 3/4 of an acre, about 30 to 45 minutes.

    1 to 1.5 hours first blush.
  8. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    Thanks I will let you know how long it takes, I am sure I will be much faster near the end of the season when I am used to the place, and plowing with a truck truck. My price $9,800 for the season.
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Your price is in but for what it is worth I used to do a golf course road. It was 1km. Never could I do it in 2 passes, always took 4, maybe 3 but I had to come back out. One small area at the pro shop and 1 small area at the Maintenance shed. Took me 20 minutes most days. With all those trees keep and eye on the drifting. I left it 18 hours once and when I came around the one corner the pile was 4' high. Went next door and got the farmer with his tractor and blower.
  10. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    The place is closed for the winter, basically want it kept open for fire department. The open areas could be a problem for drifting, at least I know someone who ownes tractors:D
  11. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Dang closed in winter I was going to see if you wanted to sub out the cart paths haha roads are fun to plow as long as there are no surprises :dizzy:
  12. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I would say he is right the road I do takes 3 passes generally with my 8 with wings. I would say the math is about right u will plowing depending on slope and snow depth pretty quick on the road but the spots will take more time and I cant tell how long from pic and numbers I would say 30- 1 hour max on road and that is with some f-ing around.