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Loader Slashing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by viper881, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Any body elses prices getting slashed per hour for loader work? Guys are coming in at $ 90.00 in hr with 3yd bucket!
     
  2. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    thats the going price around here for snow. i've even seen a small loader with yard and a half bucket go for 65/ hour.
     
  3. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Thats what happens when equipment is sitting around with nothing to do. Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Not good business but that is what is happening.
     
  4. snowman5313

    snowman5313 Member
    Messages: 86

    I have heard of very low prices. The thing is people either own the equipment or are trying to hang on. They are scared of change. But you said it that the direction its going poeple will run the equipment untill they have a big breakdown or figure out there better off getting out.
     
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Its simple.
    Half the rate for half the speed.
     
  6. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    When talking about a bucket, I hope the OP is talking about stacking or relocation work. I just dont see a bucket on a wheel loader as a very efficient way to plow snow compared to a box or wider plow.
     
  7. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Bucket size comparing with the size of a loader. You cant put a 16 pusher on a 1.5 yard loader. Thats what i was comparing. The amount of work you can do with a 3 yd bucket loader compared to a 1-1/5 yard bucket loader.
     
  8. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    hate to be a lowballer here, but i bought my first loader this year, and i am billing it out at $100/hour
    i got a good deal on it, and well make good money on it even at that price,