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Time estimates for plowing this lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jasonz, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    So I was offered this property for a flat rate for 2"-6" and then an another rate per inch above 6" Before I give that pricing I'd like to see what everyone thinks it will take time wise to plow 6".

    Equipment will be on site the entire time and will consist of
    f350-8' straight blade
    f550-9' straight blade
    f750-10' straight blade
    1-928 loader with a 14' pusher
    and there is another loader assigned there but it may have to help out down the road at another site.

    It came out to about 18 acres of asphalt counting some of the space the trailers are occupying, this place runs 24/7 so there will always be a fair amount of spaces occupied by cars and trailers.
    They also plan of pre treating the site so that should help some.

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    With everything pushing at least 4 hrs
  3. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    cool cause I figured worse case where I can still come out ahead was 6.5-7 hours up to 6" and then another hour per inch after that. So I wasn't too far off.
  4. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    3 trucks and 2 loaders...5 hours..only because you have to carry a lot of it away to pile it...and the amount of obstacles requiring a slow careful push..
    Also, 8, 9, and 10 foot straight blades are less than ideal..
  5. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    I agree with straight blades being less than ideal. Maybe install a set of wings on the 8' and 9' blades
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    I would say 5 hours. Get some wings on them straight blades
  7. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    yeah I know straight blades aren't the best but thats what I have to work with. I will look to see if I can pick up a set or two of used wings for the right price.
  8. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    that's all we ask. :) lol good luck with it :)
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You will be there way to long

    I wouldn't look for used set buy new be done with it.
  10. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    first time is going to take the longest, I would say 6 hours with that equipment. you will need 2 loaders there. Friend does a site of 22 acres with 3 trucks, 2 loaders, 1 backhoe. and it take 4.5 hours for 6" and he has been doing it for 3 years.

    there are some long pushes there, do they had a plan on where the tractor trailers have to be parked for a storm?
  11. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    what wings should I get?
  12. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

  13. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

  14. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Might be easier then to get wings and modify mounting/ brakets to make them work with your plows rather than starting from scratch.
    Crap, now i sound like Bird
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    What brand are your plows any of them has trip edge
  16. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    my tens are western heavyweights

    my 9's are just unimount pro plows i think

    and my 8 and 8.5 are ultra mount pro plows
  17. fendt716

    fendt716 Member
    from nw nj
    Messages: 39

    how are they handling cleaning car and truck lot spaces since they our 24/7? we plow a smaller site 6.5 hrs to plow and 6 hrs. to clear spaces but has taken up to 11 hrs. to clear spaces. spaces eat up alot of time because yard guy to busy to stay with you or their loading trucks so they can not move it for another hr. spaces we bill at t/m.
  18. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Plow around the cars best as we can and they will try and have people park in a certain area if they expect snow.

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    You will be fine if you get up to 6 inches of snow with the equipment you have and depending on your drivers it will take between 4-6 hours like most have said. If I were doing it I probably would have 2 loaders/backhoes with pushers minimum for this size lot with at least 2 trucks. Being open 24/7 may help you because they will always want you there so the snow won’t accumulate. Good luck with it.
  20. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Don't forget that all those trailers have to dump their snow somewhere before dispatch. They represent a considerable amount of that acreage.