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rent machine?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mow4cash, May 20, 2010.

  1. mow4cash

    mow4cash Member
    Messages: 40

    I need to give a bid on a commercial account thats not too big but is all gravel so I need a machine. I was thinking a backhoe with a pusher. Can I rent one of these setups for the season?
     
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Yes......but if its not very big, why not a skid steer/pusher? It would be cheaper and more manuverable/efficient on a smaller lot.
     
  3. mow4cash

    mow4cash Member
    Messages: 40

    I think a skid steer/pusher would be good and plenty. We got hit with a big snowstorm last winter so im thinking "big". Do they rent them as a package or separate and what do you think it would run for the season approx. I have a HO penn cat dealer and united rental near me im going to call.
     
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    .............
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Can't you just raise the shoes on your plow?
     
  6. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    If it is not a large lot i would go the skid loader route, it will be more cost effective to lease and run, also, you could buy a pusher for it then you have it. 1 less peice of equiptment to rent. just what i would do.
     
  7. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    My Cat dealer rents 50hp machines for about $500 a month in the winter. That is just with a regular size smooth bucket.