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What's this lot worth?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ontario026, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    What would this lot be worth per push? takes about 20 min, no ice control, no snow removal, plow before 8am after pretty much even an inch...

    as you can see in the pic there is a single car drive to the north of the building, and then the lot to the south, normally only 2 cars to deal with, both parked close to the west side of the lower lot, then push the snow from the west of the big lower lot to the east...


  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    $90 per push in cleveland
  3. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Should have given us a smaller picture from a little farther away...LOL I really can't tell.
  4. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    sorry that was as close as google would let me zoom, and if I tried to blow it up in MS paint, it was getting pretty fuzzy

  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Exactly what i was thinking LOL. :drinkup:
  6. 80sturgisrider

    80sturgisrider Member
    Messages: 55

    $60.00 in easter indiana
  7. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    could find a 100 guys to do it for $50
  8. Hunter9

    Hunter9 Member
    Messages: 64

    Depends how much you need to make an hour. How about $9 per trip.

    Due to such varying price bases by region the question should be how long will it take? Then multiply that by what your hourly figure is.
  9. Don't know where in Ontario you are but here in Toronto I'd charge $80 for a one time no contract deal. If they were going seasonal I would charge about $800 for that size. I'm doing smaller parking lots that take me about 30 minutes at $1200

  10. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    microsoft has a good mapping program. Just started messing with it. maps.live.com. It has a birds eye view that has a really clear perspective, if it's available for your area.
  11. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    10 minute lot when empty, tops. $50-$75 depending upon trigger, pile location, type of business, location.
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I must be blind and not know much because I plow in Toronto and I can't bid that from that pic. I'm pretty sure it's more then 10 min to plow though.
  13. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    I'll be needing atleast a $200 base price to fire up any equipment for that .
    I'd start from there . W h y are you leaving money on the table? It aint a driveway.
    Overhead.... insurance, material , manpower backup , w.c. , fuel , profit.

    Salting ---$ each application
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    my min is $125.00

    so 125
  15. eshskis

    eshskis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 138

    whats your equipment list to get that parking lot done in 20 minutes doing a quality job
  16. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    3/4 ton silverado with a 8.5' SS Fisher ExtremeV.... and 20 min pretty much does it, and that is being quite easy on my truck too... Judging by some of the suggested bids and the above comment, I think some may be Over estimating the size of the lot... The single car drive to the north is single car wide, and 2.5-3 cars deep max, and the lower lot, is only single car deep on the left side, and 2 cars deep on the wide right side, probaly 24 cars would plug the lot solid... (you can see cars in the pic to judge size) plus the lot is empty when I do it, with the exception of 2 small cars in the far left of the lower lot, and I don't have to worry about that little corner when they are there... No shoveling, and no ice control etc.,,
  17. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I would bid a nice round number like $60.00 for up to 4 inches. maybe 90 for 4.1 to 8 inches, and anything over 8.1 inches would be at 90 an hour. Of course thats a pipe dream for around my area, but I would think that woud be fair. I just don't get where people are able to make that kind of money for even a 30 minute plow job. Hey but you have to know where your numbers are for you to be able to profit. Insurance, labor, truck payments, and so on then figure out what kind of profit you have to make, and put a number on it.
  18. eshskis

    eshskis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 138

    Oh ok looks bigger in the sat photo
  19. Brant'sLawnCare

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

    It depends. What's the trigger? I'd be $60-80 per push for that job. Closer to $80, unless it was really convenient. Looks fairly easy.
  20. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Another thing to think about is not just how long it takes you, but drive to and from the job.