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Good Rental Deal?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beanz27, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    So the local bobcat dealer where I'm moving to seems to have a half way decent deal. I normally don't rent or lease anything, as we've had our own on the farm already. So I'm asking those who rent or lease every year if this is a good deal.

    Same pricing for either a bobcat or a toolcat. These are mid to larger machines as far as skids go, example would be an S185

    Pricing for the day is $179 for 8 hours.

    Leasing for the winter is $550 per month, with 6 hours included free each month, and every additional hour after that is $14 per hour.

    This would be for snow only, so would this be a typical price, or a bad price?

    Thanks guys.
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    179 a day is not bad at all when u can get $70 hr
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    around here it would be about 1000-1800 per month..25 per hour after 8 that's a great deal based on our prices here
  4. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Ended up costing $211 for 8 hours of rental, plus fuel, ended up paying basically about $250. Not bad for being able to gross $400 with it. Especially since I only got paid for a few drives that I did, and did many drives, and many many many more ends of the drives, mainly to get my name and card out there. I love the local dealership here, glad I moved.
  5. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    If I could get a deal like that out here, I would have one at every lot I do.
  6. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Yeah, I plan on just renting out one when it snows, much easier then a truck, more convienent, AND cheaper to run and most importantly, I DON'T PAY REPAIRS.

    The salesman there said "In the winter I shift from making money to focusing on just making sure all the bills get paid and we make a few dollars"

    Their summer rental prices though, they are pretty high.
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Rent it monthly. If you "plan on renting it when it snows" then you'll be up s creek if they have a busy week in the rental dept
  8. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I talked to them for a bit about it, and they don't ever have all of their loaders rented out, and they always make sure to save either a bobcat or toolcat for a contractor when it snows. Their lease program is alright, but I'd rather spend less money if I can, I'll have to discuss it with them more.
  9. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    attachments included ? monthly price looks real good . are you in the boon docks ?
  10. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Thats for the day. Comes with a snow bucket. Not boondocks. Grand Forks North Dakota. I believe about 20k population, and East Grand Forks MN which is about 10-15k pop. So not too small of a town.

    Per day costs $211 after taxes and damage deposit that you don't get back regardless.

    Winter lease if I remember right is around $550 per month, $14 per hour also.

    Either way thats pretty good pricing. I love this dealership.