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Loader rates

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by Lawnking, Feb 7, 2001.

  1. Lawnking

    Lawnking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I am trying to find out how much to charge per hour on a 12,000# front end loader for moving snow. I currently run a Bobcat and know what to charge, but I have know idea what a current price on a front end loader would be. Thanks for any help on the subject
  2. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 416

    Just wondering what you charge for a Bobcat?
    Loaders in my market could range from $95.- $250.per hour
    Depends on what your market would allow you to charge.
    I am sure you will get more advice.
    Good Luck
  3. Lawnking

    Lawnking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I get 50$ per hour with a bucket or 8 foot blade. 75$ per hour with a snowblower. Do these rates sound reasonable?
  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    12,000 LB loader isn't very big. Right around 90 to 95

    A 24,000 LB loader will equal more money.

  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    with the costs of heavy equipment,especaily loaders,I think 90 an hr is low.My uncle charges around 200/hr with a 500 minimum.It is a 5 yard loader,and can move a lot of snow in an hour.
  6. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    We charge $165 per hour for a loader this size. This includes travel time between jobs. If the job goes over 2 hours then the rate gets discounted. For a bobcat we charge $80 to $100 per hour.
  7. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    After talking with a buch of you on here i put my backhoe up at $125 and hour or if it's a big job 3hour min.@$85 do those rates sound ok for 1yd machine?
  8. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489


    All markets are different.
    One price in one market is another price in another market.

    Be careful.
  9. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211


    You are all welcome to come here the next time it snows & I will find you plenty of work at those rates.
  10. Guest
    Posts: 0

    We get $125 per hour for a 2 yard loader with a two hour minium. Some guys get less and some charge more but we are right around the average for our area.Just My two cents

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