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Residental loader service??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GMCHD plower, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Have any of you offered a loader/tractor service for you resi customers? If you have post how you charged and post a pic of the equipment you used.
     
  2. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    $75 a hour for bobcat and $75 a hour for truck to haul it away. min of 1 hour charge.
     
  3. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    So minimum of $150. Do you just haul with your 1-ton?
     
  4. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    yes we haul it with that if its res. you figure buy the time you load up a bobcat and haul it over there and unload it and unhook it from the truck you gotta charge atleast $150 even if it takes up 30 min were still have a min of $150. now if were hauling commercial ill use our 5 yarder and my buddies lead if i need it makes for alot less trips and morepayup
     
  5. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    we charge from when we leave our shop (unless we have a full day of work) but we use dump trailers, so just unload the skidsteer and go. $75/hour, minimum hour charge, but it normally takes 1/2 hour just to get there, so unless it is a really small job, usually $112.5 is a minimum
     
  6. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Has anyone just been hired to push the banks back? If so what do you charge then? The same amount?
     
  7. bluejlandscaper

    bluejlandscaper Member
    Messages: 69

    I have done that in the past with either a 1 yd. Tractor loader, a smaller tractor loader .45 cu/ft bucket or with my Torro Dingo with snowblower. I have never hauled snow away from a residental acct. even when over 7 feet fell in a 1 week period in 1999, between Christmas and New Year's Day.
    If they haven been my customer for several years over 10 years I charge them minimum charge of $60.00 to $75.00 to push back piles for 30 minutes max. most of the time it takes me about 10 minutes with the 1 yd loader to do it. If it takes over 30 minutes I double the rate.
    For a newer customer or a cold call The minimum charge is $150.00 for 1 hour or less.
     
  8. HALH VT

    HALH VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 128

    Just spent the day with a sub, pounding banks back with a 580 case backhoe. He charged me $xx/hour, I will mark it up to my customers to cover the time I spent overseeing the job and cleaning up with the plow. I took my wing truck along as well, and benched the long runs, so all he had to do was clean up entrances and parking spots. Now I have room to stack the next storm if we get one.

    Some years I have rented a loader and done the job myself, but this was more of an emergency situation, and this guy doesn't have snow customers of his own, so I was able to get him an short notice. The outfit I normally rent from had their phone ringing off the hook for the last three days, and I would have gotten a really rude answer if I had asked for one of their machines.
     
  9. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    When we get hit with a storm like we got this week,yes to using my 410G TLB for plowing,backing up piles,moving windrows over,etc. I get $140 hr. with a 4 hr. minimum.
     
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    I wouldn't charge less than $100.00/Hr. Everything about every kind of loader is expensive, you need to cover future repair and initial expense costs.