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skid steers wages

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 86f350, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    Whats the average rate per hour that skid steers are going for in the chicago area with a 10ft plow or bucket? Just picked up a skid steer and trying to figure out a fair price, any input is appreciated.
     
  2. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    i know no one likes to put up their wages but im just looking for an idea. I've heard anywhere from $100 to over $200 a hr for this machine. I just don't want to be the lowballer thats all.
     
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Start from 200 and work your way down until the potential client says yes.
     
  4. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i really don't know about the Chicago area, but for where i am at, $100/hr is at the high point of what a skidsteer well get. Usually we are at the $70-$90/hr
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    100 sounds about right for here
     
  6. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    Thanks for the input. I can't believe that the prices could very that much from 100 to 200. I guess ill just have to feel the potential client out.
     
  7. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    the same as buckwheat quoted, keep in mind that you will use up chains FAST
     
  8. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    when you say chains i'm assuming your talking about the drive chains
     
  9. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    SNow CHains, if you need them. I go though 2 pair of "D" ring single spaced chains every year. THis year I was easy on turing and they lasted longer. the chains are $200-250 each, so that $1000 to chain up the bobcat. I SH&T when I got the invoice for the chains I have about 900miles or 200hrs on them and should get some use out of them next year...
     
  10. HTI

    HTI Member
    Messages: 38

    Should be able to get $120/hr in your area
     
  11. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    have you considered making your own chains? we dont' normally use chains, but when we have, we make our own, WAY cheaper
     
  12. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    buckwheat

    Where do you get the parts to make them?? never even thought about this.
     
  13. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I get about 125/hr with ours. If your in the Chicago area you probably will not be needing chains, plus they will destroy a nice black top parking lot.
     
  14. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    we get some 70 grade chain, and make our own, cut and reweld links then use a couple tarp straps between the chain to give it some tension. The next time i have a set on, i well take some pics
     
  15. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    If you think about how much production this machine does, we all should be fetch"in $150.00
    JMO