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skidsteer plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bamaa, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. bamaa

    bamaa Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 21

    Skidsteer plowing need your help.............I just perched a cat 216 with snowolf 8" plow, has chains.i have never plowed with it and have been asked to lease / sub it out. What is a fair price for the both of us, with a driver. We have not talked price, he is looking at using for a mall with multi islands.I am sure that it can do alot of snow removal with a bucket and plow. I just have no number / production rate, fuel, etc thanks for any help.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    An 8" plow won't get much done :jester: I know you meant 8' and as far as numbers are concerned...I've rented out my skid for $150/day without an operator. This was in the middle of the summer and it was going to be used for spreading black soil so I didn't think it would be abused too much.

    You'll probably have to get around $85-100 per hour to make that whole thing worth your while.
  3. sherwin

    sherwin Member
    Messages: 46

    We do some subwork with ours- a 257B2 w/ 8' plow and wings and we charge $125hr. on open drives it is not worth it, but for the time we can save opening stalls, and tight quarters it is easily half the time someone would spend with a truck, so it is a deal in the end. For an experienced operator no less than $100 hr. would be fair.
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i wouldnt lease or rent it out without an operator. When you jsut hand someone the keys to your machine, they are just gonna let the most inexperianced guy operate it. Even if you state that you will train the operators.. i could bet money if you pull up in the middle of a storm , someone else hasnt

    and i know that i personally beat the heck out of any rental equiptment.
  5. Big Ray

    Big Ray Junior Member
    Messages: 1


    we get 125 for our skidsteer
  6. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    I am sure each state is different, I pay 150 a day to rent a skid every time it snows, one of my own employees will run it, I also pay a sub of mine 100 an hour for him to run his skid at a shopping center with his own pusher (8'ft)..
  7. bamaa

    bamaa Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 21

    Thanks Guys for all your feed back. I'll try for $125 hr with operator.
  8. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I have a older skidsteer but I still get 75 an hour here with an operator. When I upgrade I'm planning on retiring the skid to a dedicated site (apartment complex) where one of my guys lives. He will handle that lot then and sidewalks. As far as what I think I would charge if an operator went with a newer, faster skid, I think $100.00 an hour is more then fair (for this area).
  9. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    i run my 753 bobcat. at 75-95 per hour depending on what kind of work its doing. they rent at the local dealer for 120-250 day the larger track loaders at 250+
  10. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Dirtwork - $75 per hour w/operator

    Snow Removal - $140 per hour w/operator

    Like everyone has said ....don't hand the keys to them.