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Plowing a factory bid...

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by musclecarboy, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    What do you guys think.... priced it at $525 per plow and they're happy and have been paying me. Told them $9000 for the year (Jan1- Apr15). Does this seem reasonable? The white line near the left is 550 feet.

  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Prices in my area are lower than in S Ontario , but if that facility was here I would do it for 9000. However I would want a ceiling on the total amount of snow cleared for the contract period. And I would want to use calcium mixed sand on the park lots away from entrance doors.There would be a bonus in the contract if you ended up with a winter with high snowfall accumulation.
  3. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    The 9000 is NOT including salt. Takes me about 1.5h per 3-4" storm
  4. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    sounds good.
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    $525 and it takes you an hour and a half.... Something is wrong there, you'll be making almost as much as me LOL...

    Nurse that account
  6. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    yes that seems fishy and who is doing the sidewalks that are everywhere
  7. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Wow, $525 for 1.5 hrs. of work? That's pretty good I would say. I think that seasonal sounds pretty good. That would allow you for about 90 hrs of truck time at $100/hr. Or 25 hrs at your $350/hr rate! Both sound pretty good to me. Make sure to take good care of them and keep them nice and clean.
  8. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,830

    Did you just pick up this lot? Is that why you started the contract as of Jan. 1st?