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What would you use on this lot?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by PerfiCut Inc., Sep 22, 2008.

  1. PerfiCut Inc.

    PerfiCut Inc. Senior Member
    from Eastern
    Messages: 161

    trying to improve proficiency and wanted to get an idea as what others would use to clear this lot.

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What do you use now?
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Might I suggest

  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Get a big loader and take out all those islands first.
  5. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    That lot looks like a pain! is that New Psalms?

    I would use a backhoe with pusher, bobcat with pusher and snow bucket, and 2 trucks.
  6. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I agree-islands suck.:drinkup:
  7. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    depends what kind of equipment you have, or what you want to spend on equipment for that lot. I would have nothing less than a skidsteer with a box, a loader with a box & one full time truck, possibly 2
  8. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    All those light posts in the middle of the lots suck more-what were they thinking?
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    arent the lights usually on the islands....and does each island have to be open inbetween each other or can you just use the islands to stack snow possibly
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Loaders and dumpers and a touch of salt:)
  11. PerfiCut Inc.

    PerfiCut Inc. Senior Member
    from Eastern
    Messages: 161

    Right now were bidding the lot. I have it slotted for a loader, bobcat with pushbox, 2 trucks, and 4 snow blowers.

    I agree, the islands are one thing, but to have to deal with the lights too. I dunno who designed this but she must be a moron.

    No, but we do, do the New Psalmist, and with that lot is easy compare to this one.
  12. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Good luck man......i would get another loader in there!
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    There's quite a difference in a loader compared to a skid, you defineatly need at min a backhoe with a 12 ft box and instead of the two trucks another loader would be better. Not sure the area your in or what the needs for the complex are. Do you know how many acres it is?
  14. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Backhoe, Skid Loader, 2 Trucks, and a bottle of Excedrin.:waving:
  15. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    How about some mexicans with big shovels, and subcontract the $60.00 an hour guys.
  16. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    That lot just screams - come damage me by accident! All of those islands and then the light posts just stuck out on their own :dizzy:

    First thing I would do is put large reflective tape on all of those light poles. 3' and 6' marks.

    I'd hit the main loop and the main road leading into the building and main lot first. Then work the main lot where all of the cars are parked now. In the lot pushing away from the building then coming back to tuck in the islands and run a final push after clearing their lanes. Then break into the second lot where that cement pad is. Then the third smaller lot.

    I'd keep the pickups working as a pair. Bobcat for the tight close to buildings then working on pushing around all of the light poles for the loader.

    The kicker will be when the snow hits and the cars are filling the lot .... ouch.
  17. PerfiCut Inc.

    PerfiCut Inc. Senior Member
    from Eastern
    Messages: 161

    My initial thought was to run 4 Trucks with full size loader, but since the lot is spread out, there would need to be a second loader or bobcat on the other side. So I downsized the number of trucks.
    3 Trucks, a loader, a bobcat with bucket&pusher would be good I think.
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    What kind of time frame do you have to plow it? Normally, not Sunday or Saturday or whatever day their worship is? This makes a difference if you need 1 or 2 loaders.

    Got an estimate on total acres?

    How much width between islands? And between islands and the asininely placed light posts?

    IMO, backhoe is undersized as the largest piece of equipment, unless your normal snowfall is 2-3", never anything bigger and you have a lot of time.

    I'd be looking at a loader with Daniels' Wing Plow or pusher for heavy\long pushes and a skid steer for outlining lights and islands. 16' on a pusher and minimum of 16' for a Daniels. Loaders will outplow a truck with light posts all day long because of the articulation.