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Skid Steer Hourly Rate

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ChevKid03, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Hi everyone, quick question on an hourly rate average for a skid steer. I have a 773 high lift and would like to work it this winter. Can anyone chime in on a reasonable hourly rate in MA? It will have a large snow/grain bucket only (no pusher). I will be using for cleaning tight spots and removing snow. Any help is greatly appreciated. Good luck to all this year.
     
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    how wide is your bucket? would you consider a snow pusher? are you subbing to another company or doing your own contracts? these are important because it well determine how competitive you can be, a skidsteer with a snow push is probably making more money and is more appealing to contracts then one with a big bucket. off the top of my head for pricing,,,,,,,,,you are looking at something between $60-80/hour, but that is in my local, it may be way differnent where you are.
     
  3. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    All areas of the country are going to vary greatly. It's best to find someone from your area for the most accurate number. Around the midwest we get $75-$85 an hour pusher or not.
     
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    I go $100.00/Hr.
     
  5. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i know a guy who last year when we were hit really hard for about a month was up to $150/hr, but unfortunately he didn't make any friends, and lost a bunch of contracts, gouging is not cool
     
  6. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I appreciate all the responses. I will see if I can talk to some people here locally. I mainly do driveways because of my job situation. but I am going to try and advertise for some contractors that may not have equipment and would like to rent me and my bobcat.
     
  7. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I guess I dont have any contracts, or friends, if $150/hr for a skidsteer is gouging, put me in the gouger category!!!! :drinkup: :bluebounc
     
  8. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    LOL - Longae29 I'm a lot like you, who is your dad? Not just this post but a LOT of them!
     
  9. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    $60-80 is the norm for a skid around here. More if you have a snow bucket or pushbox.
     
  10. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    I'm assuming pusher box...
     
  11. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    well in the case of the this guy, he WAS charging $85/hour and increased his amount by almost double, NOT just to new customers but to his exsisting per hour customers, now tell me how many of us could get away with that, the thing is he did get away with it because it was so bad here that people couldn't get find snow removal from anyone. longae29 and mullis56, if you guys have ever done that to your customers then i would think neither of you would have friends, or customers
     
  12. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    The only billing by the hour we do is for hauling and stacking snow, for which we keep exact times on job forms, so no, no padding here, because we use a realistic $ # to start with.
     
  13. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i am quite content to charge $75/hour for my skid, but if you get more, good on you. Also for hauling, we charge $75/hour, and that is a pretty average norm around here.