How much???$$$

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cr80mxrider, May 27, 2008.

  1. cr80mxrider

    cr80mxrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey I was wondering how much to charge for a skidsteer job.
    ive done some odd jobs with it and charged about 50$
    I have to dig a patio about 10' by 10' 4" deep. How much should I charge?
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

  3. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    is it just digging, or do you also have to dispose of the material, and build the actual patio?
  4. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Can you even get it to the site and home again for $50? Around here, I've been quoted $100 just to move the machine and $75/hr.
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Seems like more trouble than its worth for a machine. Sure its faster and easier, but its only 1 1/4 yards to dig out. By hand it can be done in a few hours and with my machine I would charge around $500 since it will consume about half a day of messing around to do 15 minutes worth of digging.
  6. cr80mxrider

    cr80mxrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I just have to dig it and he lives next door
  7. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I guess if it is your neighbor and you like him I would do it for cost. It is always nice to have neighbors that appreciate you and will help you out when you need them.

    I helped my neighbor out with some skid steer work when I have free time... I look after him and he looks after me.
  8. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    $100 per hour plus cost of rental, if you own $125 or $150
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    If he's able to help you, why not just dig it by hand. Between the 2 of you, you should be done in about 1.5 hours or less.
  10. cr80mxrider

    cr80mxrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    b/c i like money

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