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Old 04-08-2014, 11:59 PM
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Some so us have work year round for that "65k bobcat". It's not just for hardscaping

I have a 45 hp tractor and it can't compare to a skid.

The 4 wheel steer is worth the money if you need it
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:06 AM
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Yea i got a sick deal on my ex, cant lose on it. Skids paid off. Havent found a 29 hp tractor that can rip out driveway aprons in one shot or load skids of brick on and off the truck. Its about balancing wants and needs. The skid also does snow all winter.

A company i do ripouts for has 10 employees, i dont want that hassle. If i can have 2 or 3 and an ex and a skid i will take that all day long. They keep skilled masons off the back of a shovel and on the brick where they belong. We make our money in efficiency
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:17 AM
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I worked for a company that had 16 skids sitting in yard. Plus a dingo and 95hp tractor. Never more than one skid eent out a day lol
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:27 AM
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Hi, i have a customer that wants a 10 x 10 ft. paver patio, with small retaining wall, probably about 20 linear ft. for wall.
Approx. how much stone if digging the 7 or 8 inches down?
and then how much sand?
sorry for noob questions, but im just learning.
Just wondering how you guys price a job like this.
Also i do not have a Bobcat to dig out the area.
Is there another tool besides shoveling to make job easier?
Also as far as edging, i have previously used plastic edging for a sidewalk, which i think sucks., what do you guys use for edging, i mean what is best to use for edging so the perimeter pavers do not shift out.
I have done a couple sidewalks , retaining walls, but this will be my first patio, so any suggestions i am open to.
wall 2ft high , pavers nothing special = 2400$
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:28 AM
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I worked for a company that had 16 skids sitting in yard. Plus a dingo and 95hp tractor. Never more than one skid eent out a day lol
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Thats hilarious.

I bet most of it was junk.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:36 AM
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wanna hear something else hilarious?

I have a 2003 skid steer with about 2300 hrs on it. looks brand new.

about a month ago, in another thread 'ol Wiffy told me it was way too old and he would never keep a machine that long!

Lets see what he has to say when I post a picture of this machine one day in the near future! I have a feeling he'll be hiding under his bed sucking his thumb
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:30 AM
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Thats hilarious.

I bet most of it was junk.
No. Only a few had more than 1000 hours. They were all taken care of.

Most used was an a 300

He had 4 t320s. Loaded with roller suspension and joysticks.

2 300s

Few ls 180s, 170s and one 160.

2 wheeled mustangs. One track same as taki

2 deeres. One 332 don't render the other one.

S185, s205, and an s250

He also had 6 750s. 2 f550s. Another 6 450s. One 2500 and one f150. And a whole bunch of 350s

We only had 40 accounts. But over 50 employees. 10 at another location in another state lol
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:38 AM
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No. Only a few had more than 1000 hours. They were all taken care of.

Most used was an a 300

He had 4 t320s. Loaded with roller suspension and joysticks.

2 300s

Few ls 180s, 170s and one 160.

2 wheeled mustangs. One track same as taki

2 deeres. One 332 don't render the other one.

S185, s205, and an s250

He also had 6 750s. 2 f550s. Another 6 450s. One 2500 and one f150. And a whole bunch of 350s

We only had 40 accounts. But over 50 employees. 10 at another location in another state lol
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Thats alot of equipment but not too much for 50 employees.

Its easy for employees to assume what business their boss has. I don't tell my guys a thing, they don't know my business or anything I do with my money.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:41 AM
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Thats alot of equipment but not too much for 50 employees.

Its easy for employees to assume what business their boss has. I don't tell my guys a thing, they don't know my business or anything I do with my money.
$6 million a year

Payroll was 150k every two weeks

Mostly maintenance for commercial was residential design/build

They would rather use a shovel than a machine. He liked buying deals lol
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