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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.
All I can say is wow. Congrats Andrew.
Nice rides there! I was wondering when you were going to get your own lowboy moving that deere around as much as you do. Gets expensive quickly when you have to pay someone else. With a tractor you can use it, like you are, for multiple trailers and uses. I can see you getting a 100 yard walking floor also for it.
I'm guessing you guys have to pay more for a lowboy move then I do here in NJ. I pay my guy $100 a hour and rarely have a move cost over 300.
We pay anywhere from $100-125/ hr for moves here. The projects we are getting into are now further from home so we were looking at our trucking costs going for
$250-300 per move to $400-600 per move. Couple that with the uncertainty of getting a hired truck exactly when you need it and getting our own truck made more sense.
Besides moving our own machines, the biggest reason for the truck was a backup for the hired trucks in our mulch business. I have a great trucker we work with but it's still nice to have a backup incase he is called away on another job or something happens to his truck.
Wow Andrew I'm so impressed by all of this. Going back to the beginning of your thread and seeing what you started with and now to all of this? Its awesome and I wish you all the best. But keep putting up pictures! I'm curious to see what you have got going on!
Are you still focusing on the same type of projects, or expanding into some different areas as well? I would be interested to know how it works with being a half union half non company. I have been pricing some jobs that are union only but under a good friends company, and then sending my 2 employees who are union members to do the job, but I would like to eliminate using his company name and giving him credit for the work.
We have three types of jobs that we work with.
Private, Union wage, and Union people only to include a Project Labor Agreement.
The Private we can pay any wage and hire who ever we want.
The union wage is for public work projects that we can have our employees work the project but they need to be paid union wage and we have to provide proof of that to the owner. If you don't follow rules and get caught you are excluded for so many years of doing any public work projects.
The PLA agreement is were we only can have a very small number of our employees, like one guy and the rest would come out of the union halls depending on the agreement.
Congratulations Andrew! Hope all is well!
Somebody needs to scoop this up! That's a heck of a deal! You replacing it, or getting rid of it altogether?
Sorry- I guess I should have that ad pulled now. We actually sold the truck less than 24 hrs after advertising it on last Friday.
As much as we liked that truck, our lack of use of the truck did not justify keeping it around any longer so were are getting rid of it. Should be a great truck for the new owner!