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Looking for SA Dump Opperating cost

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    I have not owned my single axle long enough to get a good opperating cost figure. There have been alot of single axle questions in this section lately. Im sure others would like to know too. Anyone have any figures on either per mile or per hour cost?
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,749

    i have a great app on my iphone that i use called "gas cubby" works awesome with purchase price, maintenance, fuel etc all taken into effect.

    I would use it on my dump but the odometer doesnt work :/
    I use it on my pickup. as an example, went to west virginia this past weekend with 3 of my buddies. googled it was 800 miles round trip, $.35/ mile from gas cubby, had the gas split before we left.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Sounds about right for a pickup. Thanks. I think everyone else is too busy looking at johns heavy equipment pictures though....
     
  4. david bailey

    david bailey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    my 750 gets 6.5 to 7 mpg. just for fuel I'm looking at .55 to 61 cents per mile figuring $4 per gallon. the truck costs $80k new and my insurance runs about 42k per year. then there's the op costs for maintenance.
    generally,I charge $75 a load and I haven't had any probs getting that. tandems and bigger aren't getting much more here.
     
  5. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    HOLY CRAP! Please tell us that was a typo.......because $3500 a month sounds like highway robbery to me.
     
  6. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    we bid our equipment by the hour. our single axles are at $21 bucks an hour.. thats everything including replacement, oh, fuel, etc..
     
  7. david bailey

    david bailey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    yep typo! the insurance on my 750 is about $2200 per year
     
  8. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    Thank God, you had me a bit worried for a minute...LOL.
     

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