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Hey Mike Callahan here, want to start a real quick video on just an overview of snow removal estimates in bids and how they can be set up in Service Autopilot going to make a longer video on how to actually accomplish this, but I wanted to give you a quick overview so I’m going to blowout the screen here so you can actually see this but this is how we actually would tackle this so what we’re gonna be doing is workflow- obviously going on securing a bid going on site measuring it or my preferred way is going in in Maps Pro to Google Earth going and measuring your sidewalks and your pavement area and enter those in and save those as custom fields of variables. Once those are entered in you’d pull up an estimate template like this and the way we’ve done it here is I’ve got a plow truck with an 8 foot blade and I’ve gone from 0 to 2 inches greater than 2 to 4 greater than 4 inches to 6, greater than 6 inches, 8 inches of snow greater than 8 inches to 10 inches of snow and 10 inches to 12 inches so this would be an example of a per inch snow removal contract. We’ve broken it out in two inch increments to bid out a per inch price we can also do this for an unlimited amount per push as well this is how we would tackle a systematic way to grab your pavement square footage, sidewalks square footage for plowing, salting and sidewalks weather manual or snow blowing. I’ll show you how we broke this down so I’ve got a plug plow truck for all those different intervals of depth with an 8-foot blade-I’ve got a plow truck with a plow or this could be like a Western wideout I’ve got a skid steer with an 8 foot push it once again we’re going up to 2 inches, 2 to 4, 4 to 6, 6 to 8, 8 to 10 and 10 to 12 inches and above that would be a major storm event in something like this and that would be an additional fee above that but I want to give you the foundational parts of how you can bring down each piece of equipment on each range of snow coming in then we’ve got a backhoe with a 12 foot pusher I’ve got a loader the 16 foot pusher and then I’ve got labor with a snow blower based on each one of those into increments and inches and then I’ve got sidewalk labor so clearing sidewalks with a shovel from zero to 2, 2 to 4, 4 to 6 inches, 6 to 8 inches, 8 to 10, 10 to 12 inches then I have salting a parking lot so based on your route or the amount of salt that you’re carrying in a dump truck I’ve got basically a VBox saltar with a 5 cubic yard capacity I’ve got one 8 cubic yard capacity and potentially a 2 yard one with some extensions be a 3 yard capacity but or basically tons if you’re looking at salt but we’re looking this if you want to create a standardized systemized way of creating estimates and snow removal based on the amount of inches per inch contract this is how we tackle it or we take an average of the amount of snow falls for each one of these increments and create a seasonal average for the whole entire year unlimited or a retainer plus overages so this is how we break out a commercial snow removal estimate in Service Autopilot based on inches each type of equipment took at an 8-foot straight blade on a pickup a v-plow on pickup or a Western wideout, a skid steer with a foot pusher a backhoe the 12 foot pusher a loader with a 16 foot pusher labor with a snowblower labor with sidewalk shoveling and parking lots salting with either a 5 cubic yard or an 8 cubic yard VBox salt around a tri-axial and this is how we want create a standardized production rate based system that will now take this information load it into a pre template at estimate with verbage for slip and fall and hold harmless and we click and hit sense this is how we standardized a production rate based estimating on per inch contracts I’m gonna go into a longer video later this week how to do per inch contracts as well as unlimited with a retainer and create a standardized production rate for snow remove any comments or questions drop them below. This is how we tackle snow removal that can be delegated measured from Maps pro or Google Earth the custom field with square footage of the square table pavement sidewalks and variables go in there and we load that into a standardized estimate that can be pumped out within minutes so comments questions drop below have an answer and answer any question regarding this process.