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Old 05-17-2006, 09:08 AM
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Hourly Rate For Skid Steer?

Looking at purchasing a ASV RC30(used) for use in my excavating business. I was wondering what to charge for an hourly rate. Hope you guys can help!Thanks...
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:10 AM
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you can easly get $60.00-$80.00 per hr.



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Old 05-17-2006, 03:51 PM
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Skid Steer Rates

The way we normally charge for skid steer work is $250.00/day for the equipment/fuel, plus $45/hr for the operator. For a 10hr work day this would give you a total cost of $700.00 (which would work out to $70/hr). Where this is more advantageous for us is for smaller jobs. A 4hr project would run $430 (which is about $105/hr). We do this because the 4hr projects still tie up the skid steer for a better part of the day.

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Old 05-17-2006, 03:57 PM
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We charge $$80 an hour for our skid steer, but everyone's area is a little bit different.
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for the replys so far,do not want to overcharge or undercharge. Your input will help with my final desicion.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:51 PM
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The bigger the machine the more you need to get per hour since the job will be done faster.

Also the ASV RC30 will go places a big skid steer will not.
We get 45 an hour for Tractor work.
I am shooting for 65 and hour for my new skid steer.
There is no way I would work for any less than 45 and hour.
Loaders make around 80 to 110 an hour here.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:30 PM
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company i work for charges $75 an hour for a case 1840...includes fuel and operator
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:39 PM
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I'd shoot for 70 and hour.

I have a new 246b and only use it for hardscaping. Its not for hire so i do not have a set hourly rate that i charge. THe machine sits alot, but it puts $$ in my pocket by saving ALOT of labor and the payment is way less than i spent renting!

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Old 05-17-2006, 09:48 PM
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You're not going to hire it out? Gotta pay those bills! I'd be hitting the street getting side work for that monster, you could do quite a bit of "construction" work with that machine. You could do garage pads, land clearing, grading, etc. Just a thought.
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:47 AM
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I like to charge by the job rather than by the hour but when I do have to, my rate is 100. an hour which includes fuel and operator. The only other charge is for transportation which is 350. for both to and from the job site. I have a ASV RC-100, 4 in 1 bucket, bradco 611 backhoe, MX8 harley rake and a set of forks. The reason charging by the job is better most of the time is if I tell you $1200. to power rake a 20k sq-ft lawn you think it's a great deal (and it is) but if I tell you 100 an hour plus transport fees, you think it's outrageous. Even though it's only a couple hours and would have cost you less money.
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