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Need help pricing first patio, wall job!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mayhem69, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    Some so us have work year round for that "65k bobcat". It's not just for hardscaping

    I have a 45 hp tractor and it can't compare to a skid.

    The 4 wheel steer is worth the money if you need it
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Yea i got a sick deal on my ex, cant lose on it. Skids paid off. Havent found a 29 hp tractor that can rip out driveway aprons in one shot or load skids of brick on and off the truck. Its about balancing wants and needs. The skid also does snow all winter.

    A company i do ripouts for has 10 employees, i dont want that hassle. If i can have 2 or 3 and an ex and a skid i will take that all day long. They keep skilled masons off the back of a shovel and on the brick where they belong. We make our money in efficiency
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    I worked for a company that had 16 skids sitting in yard. Plus a dingo and 95hp tractor. Never more than one skid eent out a day lol
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  4. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    wall 2ft high , pavers nothing special = 2400$
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Thats hilarious.

    I bet most of it was junk.
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    wanna hear something else hilarious?

    I have a 2003 skid steer with about 2300 hrs on it. looks brand new.

    about a month ago, in another thread 'ol Wiffy told me it was way too old and he would never keep a machine that long!

    Lets see what he has to say when I post a picture of this machine one day in the near future! I have a feeling he'll be hiding under his bed sucking his thumb :)
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    No. Only a few had more than 1000 hours. They were all taken care of.

    Most used was an a 300

    He had 4 t320s. Loaded with roller suspension and joysticks.

    2 300s

    Few ls 180s, 170s and one 160.

    2 wheeled mustangs. One track same as taki

    2 deeres. One 332 don't render the other one.

    S185, s205, and an s250

    He also had 6 750s. 2 f550s. Another 6 450s. One 2500 and one f150. And a whole bunch of 350s

    We only had 40 accounts. But over 50 employees. 10 at another location in another state lol
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  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Thats alot of equipment but not too much for 50 employees.

    Its easy for employees to assume what business their boss has. I don't tell my guys a thing, they don't know my business or anything I do with my money.
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    $6 million a year

    Payroll was 150k every two weeks

    Mostly maintenance for commercial was residential design/build

    They would rather use a shovel than a machine. He liked buying deals lol
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