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Newbie Time help

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by tils23471, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. tils23471

    tils23471 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    This will be my second year plowing here in SW Michigan. Last year was not very good and by the time I got my equipment it was too late in the season. This year I have a couple good opportunities and was looking for some help with length of time to clear this particular lot. I have researched and think it would be best for me to go with an hourly rate. The details are below;

    1. Trigger - 2"
    2. Lot only, no sidewalks
    3. 8' Meyer blade
    3. From the arrows right

  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    What is the lot size?
  3. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    That looks like a lot of tar for just a 8 foot straight blade
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Agreed^^^^^^^^you may want to try to get some help for that lot. It's going to take a while with an 8' plow even at 2".
  5. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I agree with the others. A loader with a box on the front would be a better choice. You might be able to get away with adding a set of wings to the Meyer, but if its an E-60, the pump base seal won't like it. With wings and only a 2 inch snowfall, I would say at least 3 hours. You guys shouldn't have too much issue with lake effect, so as long as your on top of the game, 2 inches should be reasonable