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Hourly rate bobcat & blower?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by exmark1, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    What are you guys charging per hour for skidloader and blower work? I have a townhome that wants an hourly rate and I am kind of lost...
     
  2. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    skid loaders with bush boxes or plow can move equivalent to 3 trucks with a good operator. We don't offer services by the hour but I would say in general nothing under $200 per hr
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That must be one big SS or 3 really small pick-ups.
     
  4. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    You should know or just one really slow operator..
     
  5. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    ive gotta agree with JD. ive never seen i ss clear as much area as 3 trucks.:dizzy:
     
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Thats what I thought...I run 3 plow trucks every storm and have a tough time with that, I can't imagine charging $200.00 for a skid loader per hour either
     
  7. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    it's possible with the right conditions....... 2 trucks for sure!
     
  8. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    were getting $50 per hour for SS, our rates will increase this year to $55-$60. these rates are still too low due to our market conditions.
     
  9. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Scottscape if 1 truck can clear 114xxxsq feet in 2 hours would it take a ss 40min?

    Back on Q' we charge $65 hr in dirt and $55 in snow for loaders wheel loader is about $120 i would probably recomending chargeing 25-35$hr for the blower, i don't have one i don't know the maint involved
     
  10. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662


    Possibly in the right conditions. :nod:

    $55 an hr?? this is why we don't work by the hour
     
  11. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Totally agree with you... I really don't know why they want an hourly price, but in the end it's only one job so it will balance out
     
  12. kcplowmata

    kcplowmata Senior Member
    from kc
    Messages: 174

    we are getting 75 an hour here in kc and they supply the box plow or blade . depending on your market id say 125 and hour would be fair. and for the blower id say 50 an hour.
     
  13. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    unfortunatly you'll be left without a job if you can't be competitive with the competition, and $50-60 is competitive here. only way to make up the $$ is to milk the job or pad the hours..... the good part about us working by the hour is that we get several 1/2"-1" snow events and we go out and plow and make some $$$ while all the 2" trigger guys are left at their shops watching the weather channel.