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Sweeper Bid Question

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by NoFearDeere, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    How much would any of you sweeping guys bid for a 6-7 acre shopping center parking lot? Including all the sweepings to be hauled away...Any help is appreciated!ussmileyflag
  2. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    kinda vague. One time sweep? Regular scheduled sweeping? Equipment to use? Picking up gravel or litter or? How much traffic volume? I have some stores equal size but one could be much higher volume of traffic or different towns and different customers. This means one store might be 1.5hrs, the other 15min down the road with same size lot, higher traffic, dirtier clients takes 2.5hrs. Pretty tough to tell you how to price it. Do you know your costs? Should effect how you bid. For example, for a truck running 8 hrs a night 7 days a week, our cost per hour to pay for the machine is around $5/hr, dumping is .42/hour, etc. Give it some thought and do a google for world sweeper forum. Good luck.
  3. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    One time sweep, very busy lot but not at night at all. It is a shopping center lot, hauling everything away. And it is very dirty.
  4. Maine2WA

    Maine2WA Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    No Fear Deere,

    I have developed a program where you input the square footage of the parking area to be swept, the blow footage, number of trees (if leaf season pick-up applies), etc. It works really good...however, a good rule of thumb in my area is $1.10 a minute...so a medium size stripmall might take one hour to sweep and blow for one driver. So you would charge about $66. But again, it will depend on the trash level, leaves, etc...

    Call me if you would like to know more... (253) 606-6550
  5. mtnzone

    mtnzone Member
    Messages: 82

    holy crap $66 to sweep a strip mall??? that seems insanely low......
  6. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    how big is the machine?
  7. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I think your searching for a seasonal "one-time".
    Phil is correct about the variables, in addition, will you need labor to clean corners,islands, dock areas etc.? Typically, a good mechanical broom street sweeper machine can usually sweep this size in about 3 hrs (wide open lot). JMO
  8. W.F.D. Plower

    W.F.D. Plower Member
    Messages: 32

    We do a lot of spring clean ups after winter, its usually just sand and stone but we run @ $95.00 per hour.