I think it's more to the point to say that your monthly payments would vary tremendously. There's still some life left in a $10,000 machine, but in relative terms, the later hours in a machine's life cost a lot more per hour in maintenance dollars. (Not to mention the work you're missing while doing that "unscheduled" type of maintenance.)I don't know what you would need to make for a Bobcat. If you bought it new and I bought a $10,000 unit used, our costs would vary tremendously.
That's the ideal rate alright. I think Karl was probably looking more for the answer to the question,"How much have you guys found your customers are willing to pay per hour? I neither want to leave money on the table nor get a reputatiuon as being overly expensive."I would try to charge as much as the customer was willing to pay.
I'll take a dozen, send them down here! Around here, they go from about $100 on up with a plow or pusher.Originally posted by JD PLOWER
I have had contractors sub them to us for as little as 40 per hour without a plow.