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Mechanics hourly rates

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Phil G, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 844

    Could any repair shop owners let me know what you charge customers hourly rate for repairing/service mowers and other equipment?
    Also, by comparison what hourly rate do you pay you fitters/mechanics.

    It would be interesting to compare to the rates in England UK

  2. CAT powered

    CAT powered LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    My brother worked for the local JD dealership that carries all the lawnmowers and carries STIHL as well.

    They charge $70/hour to the customer for service and paid him under $15/hour. I don't know what they pay their other mechanics now, but it has to be a little more, but I'm sure it isn't over $30/hr.
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    my shop charges 50-60/hr idk what they pay the mechanics
  4. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    I was at my local dealer yesterday and seen $65/hr labor rate on the sign.
  5. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    75.00 USD per Hr.
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    and i thought i was paying too much:cry::cry::cry:
  7. Johan Sweden

    Johan Sweden LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I work at a JD dealer in Sweden, we charge 700 kronor, that is 117 USD per houer.
  8. kawasaki1

    kawasaki1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    the owner of my place charges $55 an hour.

    i get $24.75.
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    The dealer I used to work at charges $79.00 an hour. The other dealer I do business with is at $75 an hour.
  10. Partsangel

    Partsangel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    My Posted Shop Labor Rate is $42.00 per hour, but I always bid my labor. for example I bid $75.00 (labor only) to replace a yardman 46" steering shaft and sector gear, I can do the job in 45min. I would pay a mechanic $15 to $20 per hour to do the job but it might take them 2 to 3 hours. If the mechanic listens to my briefing on how to do the job step by step they can do it in 1 1/2 hours.

    I hope this helps You.


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