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Hourly rate for a Wheel Loader?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by wakesetter2001, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 Member
    Messages: 58

    What would be a average hourly rate for a Cat 928G Wheel Loader? I will be working it in a small resort area that is running out of room to put snow. we have been hit with 18"-20" storms about every 4 days for two weeks and it is getting pretty tight in a lot of areas.
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    $300+ more with a pusher on it.
  3. parks101

    parks101 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am charging $100 to $120 for my Cat 950F in the grand rapids area to stack or move snow no push box on it.
  4. BREAULT69

    BREAULT69 Member
    Messages: 97

    I get $140.00/hr for a small 40 yr. old loader in Kansas. I would think $300.00/hr. would not be out of line in your situation. The cheapest part on that thing is gonna be $300.00 !
  5. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    gas surcharge- $10 per mile (dump) $50 per hr (machine)
    trailering fee- $30
    time- $250 per hr

    12 mile drive 3 hr work
    pays- $960

    also that here is the flat rate for our newer ones. the older ones we do not charge as much for as we own them and are not paying for them still.

    our biggest loader we charge more for. but of our 2 loaders our smallest is the 930 which is a little bigger than yours. the 980 we charge

    gas- $20 per mile dump $90 per hr (machine)
    trailering fee- $100
    time- $400 per hr.

    12 mile drive 3hr work
    pays- $1800

    but a 980 is massive compared to what your asking about.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  6. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    We get $140-$180 per hour for CAT IT28's or DEERE 644 any day of the week + float move, or travel time (1 hour each way) for 8 hour minumums.
  7. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Is your $250 price including hauling away in a dump? Also, out of curiosity, why does the size of the loader matter for snow removal/moving? I want you to come push my banks back, I don't care how big of a machine you use?
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I think it's because a bigger loader will take less time, but costs more. So, in reality, that same 3 hour job in the second scenario is really equivalent to a 5 or 6 our job in the first scenario. After all that, you'd be right in the same ball park for price.
  9. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    That makes sense.
  10. snowplowchick

    snowplowchick Senior Member
    Messages: 549

    Loader with 3.5 yd bucket $265.00/hr for moving piles etc. plus the truck's hourly rate if taking it away
  11. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Hourly rate on loader

    Sounds fair my buddy has a huge volvo loader and he works it at the Chrysler plants here in Windsor it makes 400.00 per hour.

    Last winter he made the mistake of letting a sub drive it and he told the guy "take your time" Guy drove to fast and hit a bump almost went through the window.Guy was ok a few stiches later and a long nap.

    Loader is fixed now but moral of the story "Take your Time" in those big girls.
  12. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I don't know why I said 400 I must have been overtired I meant 200 plus per hour.
  13. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    depending on the nature of the call, our small skids fetch up to 150phr