View Full Version : Bidding out Rockhounding

04-16-2008, 11:58 AM
What is the going rate per square foot for rockhounding?

04-16-2008, 07:22 PM
whats rockhounding?

04-16-2008, 08:05 PM
I'd put it at around 5 cents a square foot for normal conditions but you may want to go hourly. Skid steer plus rockhound should get a premium as there very efficient together. Two very expensive pieces of equipment together with high maintenance to boot should get paid top $$ :weightlifter:

04-17-2008, 07:29 AM
I don't do rockhounding myself but the prices the local guys charge ranges between 5 and 6 cents a square foot.

Isobel, a rockhound is an attachment for a skid steer loader that removes rocks and finishes the soil to get it ready for seeding. Around here a rockhound and a harley rake are the two ways most guys prep the soil. They take more investment in equipment than using something like a York rake but they are very fast and efficient and do a great job.

04-17-2008, 09:53 AM
ahh, i see. thanx :)