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Too low???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 512high, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hi Everyone, I'm wondering if my loader work is too low priced? I have a John Deere 244J, 1.5 yd bucket, has a plate so we drive on road. We charge $240.00 which includes 3 hour min. I hear guys with skids getting $100.00 per hour...I know regions vary, I also want to clarify, this is just used for stacking, pushing banks, relocating on site. Thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I do 2hr minimum for 300.00
     
  3. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    is that for a loader or skid? Also in your region do most contractors do a 2 hour min? TY
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Loader. Actually, it's an 1.5 hrs with 15 minute travel time.
     
  5. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    ok thank you!
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,181

    2 hr min $240 1 yard bucket. Canadian exchange I guess...
     
  7. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    I get $80.00/hr. For my bobcat...portal to portal
     
  8. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I charge $100 hour for skid loader, box and large bucket.
    Also charge $100 hour for a truck with v blade
     
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    SKid steer 1 yd bucket $250 an hour 3 hour min from time I leave my shop to time it's loaded back on trailer
    $300 hour for my loader with 1.5 yard bucket same rules in time
     
  10. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Grandview is right. Bobcats get $100 and hour most loaders start about $150. So Grandview you have a loader?
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Nope, To keep expenses down I'd rather just hire a buddy of mine.
     
  12. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    We charge 150/hour for 2.5 yard buckets on our Case 621B's. I guess it's all in what your market will bear.
     
  13. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    $250 & $300/hr....wow I want some of what your smokin....that's awesome $$$$!
     
  14. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    No you don't
    60 days to get paid and every where has to be perfect
    They want blacktop as soon as snow is done
    How do people make money paying operators $30 an hour and $100 it take 1 hour to load and unload and travel
    Very high stress here and high maintenance
     
  15. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Ya, I hear ya! Some big boys(5-7 yd) were getting $250-300 around here...all about supply and demand. There is so much snow, between roof shovelers and loaders they were almost impossible to find. Skid steers are almost useless there is so much snow!
     
  16. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    We have about 15 inches only on ground and I usually do about 10 to 15 hours of snow removal with machines for every storm over 4 inches
     
  17. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Holy crap....my accounts wait till they lose half the parking before they even consider packing it up...never mind removal!
     
  18. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I want a 2.5 to 3 yard articulated loader for next season.
    I figured to charge $150 an hour with a 2 hour minimum, to include moving the machine one way.
    Most of my accounts are close enough that I could drive it there cheaper and as fast as moving it on a lowbed.
     
  19. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 640

    Don't include moving, one way can be 150 on a lowboy depending on the company. Meaning you worked two hours for free.........
     
  20. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    You are right. I miss typed that. Good catch. I meant that they would be on the hook for at least half the moving time.