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Large Account -- What Equipment?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NoFearDeere, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I have just won a fairly large housing account for the next two years. I will post the pics tonight hopefully of the areas, but what additional equipment should I pick up? I was thinkin along the lines of a skid loader, sidewalk tractor, and two trucks. Let me know what ya think. It will take approx. 6 employees 10 hours to complete I think.
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    its kind of pointless for us to say anything at this juncture because we have no info!

    atlease give is the size...10 acres....50x100 something....
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    How many driveways? How many parking spaces? How mcuh sidewalk? Ya gotta be a little bit more specific.
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    i say just use a snowblower and you should be good:salute::jester:
  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    did you get the contract for ohare, or are going to be plowing the roof of the sears tower?
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Or get the tenants a bunch of shovels......J/K
    Gonna need to post pics and specifics.
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    3 graders

    a couple Cat D8's

    5 OshKosh's with V's and double wings 6X6X6

    A couple truck mounted blowers

    And 2 loaders with pushers.

    Does that help

    PS Maybe a couple Trackless with V's, blowers and spreaders.

    PPS Oops, I see you think it is going to take 6 employees 10 hours and you already won the bid? Not to be harsh, but don't ya think that might have been helpful to know before bidding? Then if you want to get into the required equipment, well, that's been covered.

    Hope you didn't just shoot yourself in the foot, but it sounds like you went about this a little bassackwards.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  8. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    One of my buddies just picked up a F350 SRW V-10. He will be adding a plow.

    I am looking at picking up a 250 or 2500 as well. If you need any contractors let me know!

  9. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Here are the pictures. Everything inside the yellow boxes has to be done, including sidewalks. I'm just looking for everyone's opinion on what the best suited equipment would be for this job. Thanks to everyone!

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  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    One more...

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  11. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    it looks like mostly roads and small lots plus walkways...

    I I would say 1-2 trucks for roadways
    ss for lots and culdasacks
    toolcat with vbox or something similar with plow/sweeper/blower for walks.

    tractor just won't have salt capasity for long walkways.

    plus maybe an atv to get far off areas.
  12. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Its mostly all sidewalks. The actual truck plowing I dont think will take but 2 hrs or less with 2 trucks.
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    A Kubota F series tractor with a blower or blade would make quick work of those walks. You can mount a salter to the back and you'd be all set.
  14. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    yes you could but you then spend too much time going back to load up the spreader...
  15. getoffroad

    getoffroad Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 20

    I'll give u some advice, you've got a small plow on the best truck you have, put a big blade on that D-MAX and your good to go!!
  16. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    Just wondering....

    How did you win this bid?

    Is it an hourly bid, per push, or seasonal?
  17. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    The blade on the Duramax is 9'4" with the wings....

    Lawnmower22 -- its per push until 8 inches then hourly...
  18. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    Well okay.... so how did you come up with a price per push, without knowing what equipment you were going to use?

    OR, are you just looking for ideas on what equipment to use that might save you some time?

    What exactly are you looking for?
  19. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I just want to know what equipment you all think will save the most time. I bid this sky high because nobody had bid for 3 months so I kinda had them in a bind...:nod:

    BTW, I have a Deere X720 with a 47" Two Stage Snowblower and 51" Front Blade already.
  20. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    i think i really good craftsman snow thrower and a 50lb bag of salt and you should be in good shape....................