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skid steer rental season

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rfed32, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    any of you guys rent skidsteers for the winter...i have no use for one really over the summer but i am bidding a decent size lot, and if i get a smaller bobcat i will be able to use it on all the sidewalks the back and then run my truck...and if i have to the ranger im thinking about putting together...i have people to run trucks and ill run the skidsteer...but i was just wondering if any of you have rented them for the season...im calling tomorrow to get some prices
     
  2. Hardware 2

    Hardware 2 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Any luck on pricing?
     
  3. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    My dealer does a 5 month winter rent out type deal. Costs approx $800 a month and you have to rent it out over the 5 month winter period.
     
  4. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Who is your go to guy ?
    I got quotes for 1400 ( a month, 3 month min. ) for a new S250 2 speed High flow. I dont need new but I think I would rather run an S300 size Machine.
    I have not looked at New Holland yet, or Gehl. There on the to do list.
     
  5. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    never got to call yet hopefully today....i want to go with cat b.c that what i grew up with but they dont make a small enough skid for what i need...i could prob get away with the 226 but i dunno yet...im going to call cat and bob cat today and compair...
     
  6. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Not sure how you're making out, but here's a little info...

    Please measure the walks you are going to do first... walks around here are about 48". If possible, don't get a skid with a bucket much larger than the walk. A guy around here does about 2000 ft of walk with a new holland that has a 60" bucket. Becuase its not always frozen, the bucket chews into the ground beside it and its a mess in the spring.

    For walks, the bobcat 463 is perfect.