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need help pricing a skid steer

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by mass1589, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    hey guys a skid steer is completely new to me!!
    ive only driven trucks and loaders....

    im curious what a skid steer rate would be.... say a mid size skid steer with bucket or plow blade or pusher! if the rates are different all three would much appreciated.

    also it would be used in the boston area....

    thanks for the help guys!!!
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    cant speak for boston but generally skids go for close to same as a truck, maybe $10 more per hr.
  3. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    That's about the difference here as well.
  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Here between $65 - 150 depending on size/ attachments......
  5. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
    from -
    Messages: 124

    my buddy runs a 332 john Deere, he makes 85$ a hour working for a sub and I believe he has a 10 foot blade.. He recently sold it because he makes 75$ a hour with a truck and for the extra 10$ a hour for a skid its not worth it, You gotta trailer it, and some times your only doing one big account that may only take a few hours, where with a truck you can hit 20 diff account and be more versatile.
  6. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
    from -
    Messages: 124

    that would be in Milwaukee wi
  7. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    start @ $100+

    $90ish if your subbing for someone