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Old 05-01-2000, 11:04 PM
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I'm thinking about buying a used bobcat (but in good shape), and a mid-sized dump truck to go with it. I'd like to run ads in local periodicals.<br>I had to pay a guy to haul 13 yards of dirt out of my backyard a year, or so ago. He came in with a bobcat, and dump truck, and had the dirt all loaded up in an hour. For this hour's work he charged $200. I've never made that much mowing. <br>If anyone has any ideas, or input about this line of work, I'd love to hear it.<p>Victor
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Old 05-01-2000, 11:14 PM
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MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND I HAVE BEEN KICKING IT AROUND.HE OWNS A TREE FARM AND WOULD USE IT SOME .I WOULD PROBABLY BE ABLE TO KEEP IT GOING THE REST OF THE TIME.THIS WEEK ALONE I HIRED A MAN W'BOBCAT 3.5 HRS.=$285.WE USE HIM AT LEAST ONCE PER MONTH.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
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Old 05-02-2000, 06:34 AM
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You can make good dollars doing sand-ups <br>and construction site clean ups.You gotta<br>have the 4 in 1 bucket to do it properly.<br>You'll probably need other attachments as <br>well,eg.spreader bar,post hole borer,ect.<p><br>Karl<br>
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Old 05-02-2000, 07:45 AM
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how much are used bobcats?
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Old 05-02-2000, 08:02 AM
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i do it <br>good money easy work <br>
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Old 05-02-2000, 10:33 AM
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Hey Columbia Power. What advice would you have for a guy who wants to get into that type of work, but hasn't had a chance to make any mistakes? Is there a certain type of skid steer to get, or stay away from. Any tips on advertising, or structuring the business? How much can you make per hour?<p>Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.<p>Victor
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Old 05-03-2000, 07:38 AM
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i use a new holland i charge 175 hour I am russed now i will write more later<br>-Nick
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Old 05-03-2000, 09:59 PM
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Bought a 1995 Case 1845 last winter. It has 500 hours on it when I bought it. Paid 15,000 for it. Don't see much strictly bobcat work around here. You may starve at first. I mainly see dump truck and backhoe outfits. There is a lot of work for them but there is also a lot of people doing it. Get in with the right peole ie. builders and you will do well. Stop by some new construction and let them know about you.
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Old 05-04-2000, 08:26 AM
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Good general purpose machines include the<br>753 Clark,2040 Mustang and the Toyota SDK8.<br>Stay away from the Skat Trac gear though,<br>people here have been having a bad run with them.MTD of the skid steer world.<p>Karl<br>
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