Loader rates

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lawnking, Feb 7, 2001.

  1. Lawnking

    Lawnking Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I am trying to find out how much to charge per hour on a 12,000# front end loader for moving snow. I currently run a Bobcat and know what to charge, but I have know idea what a current price on a front end loader would be. Thanks for any help on the subject
  2. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Just wondering what you charge for a Bobcat?
    Loaders in my market could range from $95.- $250.per hour
    Depends on what your market would allow you to charge.
    I am sure you will get more advice.
    Good Luck
  3. OP

    Lawnking Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I get 50$ per hour with a bucket or 8 foot blade. 75$ per hour with a snowblower. Do these rates sound reasonable?
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    12,000 LB loader isn't very big. Right around 90 to 95

    A 24,000 LB loader will equal more money.

  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    with the costs of heavy equipment,especaily loaders,I think 90 an hr is low.My uncle charges around 200/hr with a 500 minimum.It is a 5 yard loader,and can move a lot of snow in an hour.
  6. CCLC

    CCLC Member
    Messages: 91

    We charge $165 per hour for a loader this size. This includes travel time between jobs. If the job goes over 2 hours then the rate gets discounted. For a bobcat we charge $80 to $100 per hour.
  7. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    After talking with a buch of you on here i put my backhoe up at $125 and hour or if it's a big job 3hour min.@$85 do those rates sound ok for 1yd machine?
  8. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327


    All markets are different.
    One price in one market is another price in another market.

    Be careful.
  9. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277


    You are all welcome to come here the next time it snows & I will find you plenty of work at those rates.
  10. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    We get $125 per hour for a 2 yard loader with a two hour minium. Some guys get less and some charge more but we are right around the average for our area.Just My two cents
  11. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    I have seen rates for backhoe/loader in the $150 to $180 an hour in my area. These are NOT the big 2, 3 or 5 yard bucket articulated front end loaders. Just 1 to 1-1/2 yd
    bucket 4wd Case and Cat backhoes.

    I have also seen rates for tandem and triaxle dumps from $160 to $200 per hour.

    Personally, These rates sound reasonable for my area.
  12. Prime Seasons

    Prime Seasons Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Being a little guy, I sub out loader/removal work.

    Plenty of subs to chose from in my area. For my small bobcat work, I pay $75/hr. For articulated loader w/ 3 yard bucket, I pay $45/hr. Then I add in my percentage of course, for the final bill to customers.
  13. lawnboyil

    lawnboyil Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    just to add the midwest area we are getting a $100 per hour for a bobcat

  14. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    $75 for a 580 case 4 hr min in mass form a freind of mine