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Mini Ex and Float charge

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Mini man, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    I am currently charging a one way float charge of 50 bucks, a three hour minimum @ 70 /HR for my CAT 303.5C CR.
    Should I charge 70 bucks an hour from the time I leave my yard?
    Should I be charging float each way?
    What do you guys do?
    :canadaflag: :confused:
  2. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    your rates seem fine to me as they are.any way possible to add another hour to your minimum? or is 3 hours the average in your area?

    if you charged $70/hr from the time you left your home it'll add onto the cost of the job and it could mean the difference in landing the job.

    just something to think about
  3. farmboy555

    farmboy555 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Here in my area I have went to a 2 hr mini / $200. then $65. for all time after the 2 hrs. It keeps them from trying to find you something to do. I adjust it for my reg. customers.
  4. badranman

    badranman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I think the float charge is a little low. We charge $100.00 here, and $85.00/hr for the 430 4 tonnes.
  5. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    not to get off topic but how do you find people compareing you to backhoes?,do they try to beat u on price...

    like for example,backhoes here are going around 50-60/hr so do you find customers trying to get you for $45-50/hr?
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    I charge the hourly price for a machine as soon as I get it on the trailer and start chaining it down. With the way fuel prices are, you can't afford not to charge. Some guys around here charge a flat rate to haul, and I do when we haul our 312, it's $200 per move, but when you're moving a 12 ton machine around the job costs are in the thousands, so $200 to move the machine is nothing whereas $150 to mobilize a compact piece for an $800 job is a little overpriced.
  7. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    I will see what next year brings I guess as far as raising my rates....
    With the cost of fuel etc. there is never enough money to put into the bank!
    :canadaflag: :hammerhead:

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