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?? how much $ for a backhoe with a 14' pusher per hour????

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by tojay22, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. tojay22

    tojay22 Member
    Messages: 82

    im in grand rapids michigan and have an offer to run my jcb 240 with a 14' pusher for 75 an hour? i havent cheeked in awhile so im not sure what the going rate is? what should i get paided an hour to run it? i have to pay for the fuel and upkeep on it also. thanks for the help guys!
  2. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I dont know for sure, but I do know the GR market is what it is, and 75 may be all that unit goes for. Such as it is.

    It's worth 200 an hour. With a good operator.
  3. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    sounds about right. I got 65 per/hr for an 8' 236B last year.
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    That's ridiculous
    I wouldn't get out of bed for $75 an hour for a backhoe with a 14' pusher.
    You can push 2x as much snow as a truck, you should charge a little less than 2x.
    your operating costs along on that backhoe (including fuel) are probably 50 to 60 an hour (depreciaion, fuel, repairs, maint, etc), leaving you with what? $10 an hour to freeze and deal with it?
    No, that's just a crazy price.
    Realizing that michigan is somewhat depressed and prices are low, still a crazy price.
  5. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I agree...Find out what the locals with trucks are getting per hour and double that...for starters...the cost of the machine and box are 3 times a pickup truck...and higher maint., insurance, etc, costs. You have to transport the box, that brings a truck and trailer into the mix just to move that around. Then, if you can't drive the back-hoe legally on the street, you have to transport that too! Like Snopower said, that setup is worth 200 per hour...
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I think getting $200/hour for subbing is a little on the high side, I know it does twice as much as a pickup but they don't get twice as many $'s . There are still guys around here with backhoes subbing for less then $100/hour. They figure the backhoes just sitting there for the winter, so why not plow snow. How much do you make /hour durring the summer? How old is the backhoe?
  7. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

    Along the lakeshore, Muskegon/ Holland you should get $100 -135/hour depends who you are and who you work for.
  8. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    alot of companys such as concrete companys and construction companys will sub out large lots just to keep there guys working in the winter when work is slow. with a lower price your more liley to get more jobs keeping your guys working longer
  9. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I have four backhoes out in our own lots. If we are stacking we get 125/hour, but if I had them sitting I would send them out for 75 all day long. In the summer around here we only get 60/ hour if we are doing T&M
  10. seventwenty

    seventwenty Member
    Messages: 37

    I get that with a skidsteer and a 8' plow with wings... We bill our Case 570 out at $150/hr with a 12' pusher.
  11. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Call around to some of your local equipment rental places, like Hertz if you have one. see what a rental rate would be, then add the box, and some labor. Also, remember with the labor, that needs to be bumped up a bit, because an experienced operator will get alot more done in an hour than just some Joe off the street that is renting a toy.