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Production Rates?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SixStar, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. SixStar

    SixStar Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 14

    Question on Estimated Production Rates.

    I've looked all over plowsite.com but I have not found this info yet. If there is a prior thread with all this info please let me know. Thanks in advance.

    I am trying to price commercial office property for the first time and along with the plowing and carting we will be responsible for clearing walks, loading bays and docks as well as primary, secondary and emergency exits. The only rate I have as an estimate at this time is plowing 50k sq ft per hour with an 8' straight. I want to base my rates off of estimated production rates. Please comment on what you have found to be your hourly production rates for the following. Thanks.

    Plowing & Sanding
    -Plowing Square feet per hr 8':
    -Plowing Square feet per hr 9':
    -Sanding Square feet per hr with commercial spreader:

    Shoveling and Sanding
    - Square feet per hour:
    - Linear feet per hour ( in the case of average 3'-4' wide walkways ):
    - Standard Stairs( 3'-4' wide):

    Snow Blowing
    - Square feet per hour:
    - Linear feet per hour ( in the case of average 3'-4' wide walkways ):

    Per tonnage:
    Per hour:
  2. SixStar

    SixStar Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 14


    What about staking? Does anyone have an hourly production rate for staking out property? Is there a best practice method for handling the work and charging for this? Thanks in advance.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Staking is for your benefit not theirs.No charge I don't stake anything.
  4. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    I've never head of staking property and IMO you can't charge a property by it's size alone.

    You've got to look at the difficulty level! Some places are a breeze while another place the same size could be hell on earth!
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    way too many variables.....the size of the plow is just as important as the vehical that it is on. example 9' plow on a 2 ton will do different the a 9' on a short bed 4x4. as with the sanding... our commercial 2 yard will do way less than our commercial 5 yard, due to reload time. shoveling is the same...depends how fresh your help is.....hope this helps you.