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Percentage you use your skid?

IHI

LawnSite Member
Location
Northern, CO
For those of you that are general landscapers with a skid or two. What is the percentage of use or hours per week do you use it? Has it been a good investment for you?
 

mrusk

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
northern jersey
I put 125 hours on mine last year.

Worth every penny. Its a support peice of equipment. Some days it only gets used for 5 minutes to move pallets.
 

Dirty Water

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Redmond, WA
I put 125 hours on mine last year.

Worth every penny. Its a support peice of equipment. Some days it only gets used for 5 minutes to move pallets.
So, isn't that costing you about $50 an hour to run it not including fuel and maintenance?

Est $30k cost / 60 months = 6000 a year payments / 125 hours = 48.

Do you make any money when its on?
 

ksss

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rigby, Idaho
I have 600 hours on a new 06 440 picked up in June of 06 and 225 hours on a new 465 picked up in Nov I think. I don't know that I am a general landscaper. Actually I am probably whatever I need to be to be in the.....payup
 

paponte

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Islandia, N.Y.
We put 26hrs on our 262 last week. There isn't a day that goes by that at least one machine is getting used, unless it's pouring out. Even then there are times.
 

2109 Stang

LawnSite Member
I got my 2109 in Nov 05 and I never expected to use it more than 500 or 600 hrs a year ,but that was cut short ,I only have about 260 hrs ,those are hi paying hrs but still half of what I've expected, after the 2005 hurricane season construction has shut down to an almost dead stop in my area and it looks like is not going to pick up any time soon,the prices of construction material had sky rise to the point of ridiculous $160 for a yard of concrete $700 to $800 for a 20cy of #57 rock and lime stone fill to around $600 to $700 per truck load no wonder an average house 1300 sf is in the $500,000 area, not looking too good.
 
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