Sweeping Lots

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This year started to offer Lot sweeping more where the snow piles was at.

    Not really the whole lot
    In my town only one guy has a Lot sweeper Truck type

    So far I have done 20 lots some was my own lots I plow snow on but some was on other guys lots I made about 4500 so far

    I'm doing good making my hourly rate + little more
    I keep getting them so its got me thinking maybe I'm pricing to cheap
    Mine is a one visit price. I do know the other guy selling year contacts
    and that might be the reason
    Renting a Broom Bucket for my skid just wish it had the curb broom. I have one guy walking ahead of me with a blower

    My question is, What do most guys charge to sweep a lot ? you can send me a PM.

    If I can push more of this type of work for next spring I may just buy me a sweeper with a curb broom
     
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    jump up for morning guys
     
  3. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got the opposite. Here I get to pull gravel back off the lawns and replace sod clumps that got plowed up. Sucks, I hate the work. Thanks for telling me I'm way-way-way under pricing this type of work.:)
     
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well Some places I do that pulling gravel out of the grass with broom bucket works great even sod clumps never had any on my lots but on other guy lots.
    the broom sweeps them right up

    I use to hate it till I ran a broom bucket

    I think I might be under pricing to comapre to a normly lot sweeper company wont be first time someone calls me a lowballer
     
  5. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
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    That was likely me, sorry. I don't look at who I am talking to most of the time- I just let the trash come out. Then a day later I totally learn something from the person I trashed earlier. I try to not call names because those remarks don't move us ahead and usually mine get removed. Sometimes I'm 35 going on 13;)and all in good fun doesn't always read that way online.
     
  6. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    What size are the lots?
     
  7. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seems to cheap to me . I don't know the size of your lots but I would hope after doing 20 of them that you had a brand new broom pretty much paid for ...
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  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Im only doing the edges One lot is 5 acres but I only did the edges and where snow piles was at
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That what I gross not net
    I rented the broom bucket used it for 2 days that was 400
    15 hrs on skid with me in it and 15 hrs on one guy with a blower

    This 30 total hrs from the shop to each job then back to the shop

    Rough figure I net 1000 give or take

    Then I sold the load to a guy for $75 bucks. That was funny part guy came up to me ask me what I was going do with all that. I told him spread out it on my gravel lot. The he said he give me $75 for it I said sold about 5 ton I had a mix of chat dirt and 1'' gravel I was really going use it as a ditch filler.
     

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