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How long would it take?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Puddlejumper, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74

    Just wondering about how long it would take someone to plow a 100'X100' open lot with no obstructions? Piling snow in one corner. Same question about a 200'X200' lot. We do several of these and the times my guys take varies greatly. TY
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    100X100 =10,000 sg ft with 2 to 4 inches should take 20 minutes

    200X200 =40,000 sq ft should take lets say an hour.
    the question is what size blade are they using. that is the only way i can make an accurate assumption. I know i can clear 2-4 inches in a 75K sq ft lot in an hour with my 10 ft 4 inch blade. but that is putting it in two different corners with some obstructions.
  3. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74

    Sorry about that both of the trucks in question have 7'6" straight blades. How do you like the wings on your Meyer?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  4. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Haven't you plowed the lots yourself???????????????
  5. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74

    Yes I have.

    So what exactly would that get me? I know my times and I know my guys times. We all vary by a spread of an hour and fifteen minutes. So now I have one of the two variables for this equation. However as you know snowfalls are all different and other factors equate in as well. For instance on one occasion I had to deal with vehicles still parked on one of these lots. Just this one variable seems inconsequential right? Problem was the vehicles were blocking the pile. So how I approached this differed in how one of my guys would approach it later on with out vehicles blocking the pile.

    I think that looking for an outside verification by people who do similar work is not beyond the realm of this website. I am looking to tighten up my times as I am making several bids for next year that is on a per push basis. I am building a comprehensive excel program to help in the bidding process.