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How much would you charge???

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by DuallySnoPusher, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. DuallySnoPusher

    DuallySnoPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Idea of what you would charge for this lot plow and per salt application? The lot measures 400ftx300ft.



    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Depends on if they want a seasonal contract, per push or hourly. Also what needs salt? just the walks or the whole lot itself with the walks. Also do the walks get shoveled?
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Like RBRONKEMA GHTFD says, there is a lot more to consider than just area. But what you're saying, it equals 3.47 acreas. So figures 3.5 hours for a wide open lot with no obstacles and plenty of accessible places to push the snow. Now figure in working around cars, backdragging some area, how far to push snow, need to truck off site, any salting requirements per Request For Proposal, need for return trips, need to have someone onsite to monitor conditions, sidewalks and any other factors and it quickly becomes apparent why we cannot simply say $XXX for this site we get an aerial shot of.
  4. DuallySnoPusher

    DuallySnoPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 114


    They just want the basic plow, walks cleared and everything salted, i should have stated that instead of just figuring that everyone would think that. They want to stick with a per push and per salt pricing.
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    salting I would simply figure 15lbs per 1000sq. ft and charge them $.38 per pound. Powing I would figure out what you need to make per hour and get the per push rate based on that....
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Just for curiosity, don't you think $760 / ton is a little much and 15 lbs/1000 sq/ft is a little light IMO.
  7. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    15lbs per 1000sq ft has always been more than enough for my area....