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Approx Hourly Rate for 1845c and 8' box?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mark13, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I'm looking at just a rough estimate on what could be expected for an hourly rate with a Case 1845c and an 8' Box in parking lots? I don't own the SS yet but I've got my eye on one and don't want to end up with something that isn't worth what I thought it was. It would be mostly used for snow. Maybe some dirt work on the side and picking up bales also. I come from a background of pickups so an SS is a total shot in the dark on snow removal for me.
     
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,270

    Depends who you work for around here. A two speed skidder my boss subbed a few times with eight foot plow was getting 90-100 an hour.
     
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    This ones only a single speed. :mad:
     
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    My suggestion would be to stay away from a single speed. Even watching someone plowing with one is painful.
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I'd have to agree for the most part. If this skid wasn't owned by a good family friend with very little use I'd skip right over it. I've put about 150-200hrs on the machine myself so I've got a pretty good idea of what shape its in.
     
  6. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Well put, there's so many 2 speeds out there now that I don't know why someone would use a single speed for any kind of productive snow work. It would do OK on extremely smalljobs, I suppose, like sidewalks.

    That being said, I wouldn't be suprised if you got paid nearly the same as your pick-up Mark.
     
  7. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    using 2 speed is like plowing in hi 4's and single speed is like plowing in 4 low. single speed is good, 2 speed is just better. there worth there weight in gold just being able to move skids of salt around and piles of snow. if you can find a good single speed for good money then take it and still use it... just don't forget the cab and skinny tires.
     
  8. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    My skids are both single speeds, that said they have there application. For us we use them in areas that a truck would have a hard time manuvering in, speed is not a factor as is manuvering, every piece of equipment has its place. Those that said it is painfull to watch I would hope are in a lot & would be correct. The places we do we hit about 100 drives & small roadways (HOA) in 3-4 hours. I've had to a drive here & there (with truck) they missed and was 4 letter wording the whole time.
     
  9. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    and i would like to point out that the 1845C case skidsteer is one of the best skidsteers ever made IMO, i actually took the picture of one (because no one believed me in another thread) that was running on 8000-9000 hours on it, and still running strong too.
     
  10. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    Single speed skid with box, weeeeeell over $100 an hour in my area.
     
  11. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I have a single speed jd 250 w/cab and heater. I can get over 100.00 an hr here w/ a box subbing
     
  12. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    Around here $125.00 a hour with a bucket.
     
  13. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Wow. It would be a struggle to get anything over $100 for hourly here. We can average that much on flat rates but no way on an hourly bid.
     
  14. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    We get $75/hour on our single speed machines, which is just fine by me. Around here no one pays better for two speed machines.
     
  15. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Mark's probably only 50-100 miles South of where I'm at, so I feel like I can take a somewhat educated guess, and there's no way I can see him making $100 per hour long term on a single speed skid, especially in parking lots.

    I'm not sure if everyone understands or not, but a @ speed skid can operate in low as well, you just merely flip a simple switch. I'm not convinced a single speed can do the same.

    BTW, where are all the individuals who have spent a decent amount of time in a 2 speed machine who reverted back to a single speed skid???????????? :confused:
     
  16. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Mark, not trying to rag on you man but stay away from the single speed unless you can get it cheep, and afford to bid it out cheep. When i first bought my skid I was told i could not plow in High range. I had never ran a 2 speed skid and i baby my equipment so i plowed in low for the first 3 or 4 storms.... I hated it, I was pissed i spent almost 50 k for something that was less productive than a damn jeep. Long story short I talked to a good friend that plows in high with out issues and tried it. After the first time plowing in High I loved my machine.. Night and day difference. The company I work for will NOT let you use a single speed. The only other company I know of around here pays 95 an hour for a 2 speed and 60 for a single speed.
    Robert