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Number of plows per year

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by NielsenServices, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. NielsenServices

    NielsenServices Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    First off, Hi and thanks to everyone for all the heplfull advice and ideas on here. Now for my question, I have been plowing for a couple years now and have been only doing driveways with a 2" trigger. I recveved a call today from a town home complex and they want a contract price and a 1 1/2" trigger. Since I have only been doing 2" I dont have a number on how many plowing I can expect at 1 1/2". Im curious to know what the people in my area are figuring for the number of plows at 1 1/2".
    Im in the western suburbs of minneapolis.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    It really goes by your area. A lot of guys throughout the midwest base it on 20-25 events. MN gets a lot of snow though, so it's tough to say. Either way its a gamble.
  3. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I am right there with ya I bid some at 25 for this season as I think there was 30 last year in my area and it was a record year !!!!

  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    Is there really a difference when it comes right down to it?

    Are you actually going to differentiate between 1 1/2" and 2"?
  5. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    If he get's out there with his ruler during the storm and waits for the snow to hit the 1.5" mark it will :laughing:
  6. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i think what they are trying to say is bid it like it is a 2 inch, add a couple extra plows in for the odd day where it may only do 1.5, and go from there
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I was going to say that too, and some actually do this. Although, these are usually the PIA people I'd rather not do business with anyhow. Its usually the property managers that get a big head over calling the shots. 1.5, 2", whats the difference?! They either want it clean or they don't. The ones that measure don't. All they care about is getting another feather in their hat. :jester:
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    Real frickin' funny wise guy. :mad:

    That was a good one. :laughing: :laughing:

    Seriously, aren't you going to get the trucks started if you already have 1.5" down? Because we all know how accurate forecasters are.

    PS Be careful asps, keep on posting smart comments like that and your post count will start going backwards.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  9. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Haven't you hit 4000 twice.