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Loader rental

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by RBRONKEMA GHTFD, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Hey guys. I have a question about loader rental. I am bidding a property that is going to require something with atleast a 12 foot pusher on it. My question is do I charge the property company the cost of renting the loader plus my time. Or do i just charge them a hourly rate for the loader? How do I go about doing this?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Most of the time if your using the loader all season then it's part of the contract.But if your doing stacking or removal at their request then it's hourly ,machine plus labor.
     
  3. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    what gv said. United rental has good rates on season long lease
     
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you rent/lease one for the season find out if it has a cap on the # of hours. You usually pay hourly for anything over the max hours.
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I would be renting the machine for the site i am bidding. I will use it to stack snow at other sites tho. The site is to big to plow by use of a pickup truck. It can be done but you'll be there a while. There is no cap on hours either as far as I know.
     
  6. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    If you are going to charge an hourly rate make sure it is high enough that you cover your cost for a light snow year.
     
  7. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Oh deff. A hourly rate around here for a loader is about 120 bucks, if it has a 12 foot pusher on it. Thats what I was gonna charge them but I don't know where to start as far as this whole thing goes.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Really your questions are the same, unless you plan on running the loader for free. Which I would if I could afford it, but not owning my own company.

    Just set an hourly rate that includes your labor.

    The KISS method.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'm I missing something? He bid a property that needs a loader,so the loader should be included in the price if it's a seasonal contract. If it's by the push it should be in the price of each push. If it's hourly why aren't you using pickups?
    To me you can't bid a property for a certain amount then turn around and tell them they need to pay an hourly rate to do the work. Now if it's used for about the contract terms say for stacking or removal then yes, it's and hourly charge.
     
  10. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Wait $120 an hour for a 100k loader with 12' push block????? wow.
     
  11. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Thats different snow country out there. You can also find subs for $50 an hour.
     
  12. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Ya but how do you make a 100k equipment payment on 50-100 an hour???:dizzy:
     
  13. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    The more time you have to look, the cheaper you will find someone for.

    Personally I only rent loaders for all inclusive set price contracts.

    I would not put a fixed expense on a variable contract.