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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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I really would like all the contracts for this one but the snow plowing is going to require a 10,000 investment.
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What would you be getting?
I would need another truck and a atv with plow. I was already shopping for the truck but the quad would be for the walks only.
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I got a call today saying my snow removal bid was extremely low. I bid it at $26,500. I was 1 for 8 on snow bids so I dropped $4k off the bid. Now that I'm reran the numbers I'm at $33,600. I still think that might be a bit low.
Do you think it was a blessing for them to catch you on this? If you had gotten the bid at that initial price, would it have been painful to perform the job throughout the winter or would it have been fine?

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to save on costs of buying a atv why dont you look at an snow attachment for your mower? some manufacturers have all kinds of attachments for commercial mowers and im sure you can find one for one of your mowers..... that is is if you have a rider or stander..

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http://www.gravely.com/zero-turn-mow...cessories.aspx
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i have a wright stander and i have the dethattcher attachment, broadcast spreader i love them...


never used a plow for it, but if they made one i would def get it

i was just thinking about cost for what he was trying to do

buy an atv and plow attachment $$$$
or find or modify a plow to a mower prob for less or same
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i have a wright stander and i have the dethattcher attachment, broadcast spreader i love them...


never used a plow for it, but if they made one i would def get it

i was just thinking about cost for what he was trying to do

buy an atv and plow attachment $$$$
or find or modify a plow to a mower prob for less or same
I would be worried about grip. If something happen, my $9k mower wouldnt be making money.

The atv can double as a small loader with a bucket.

I wouldve made a ton of money on this property anyway. My plow bid was 30k and I was told I was to low for them to be comfortable with. I couldve rebid but I passed this winter.
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I was told I was to low for them to be comfortable with.
Jeeze it makes you wonder what they went with!
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Jeeze it makes you wonder what they went with!
Thinking 45k-60k..... I did contact a larger company to sub but they wanted 65k.
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Thinking 45k-60k..... I did contact a larger company to sub but they wanted 65k.
Well it's good to know! I am sure it will help you bid other snow plowing jobs that will be coming your way.
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