Looking for some good options for machinery in off season

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by KevinCarter1988, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. KevinCarter1988

    KevinCarter1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    As the title says I am looking for some good options for 10 skidsteers after snow season.
    It made more sense to lease them for 3 years. I do have the trailer to transport as well as a dump truck. I currently run a painting business in the summer and my partner owns a remodeling business. Just looking for a few good options for the machinery. Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Fanatic
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    Skids would be different. I leased 1 of my wheel loaders to my mulch supplier for the summer last summer. He pays hourly, with a minimum number of hours per month. It’s worked out well so far, and we plan to do the same thing with the second loader I bought for this winter.
     
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  3. Blizzzzzzards

    Blizzzzzzards Junior Member
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    Type of machine can influence who will want to use them and what you can do with them. Look at what industries are using those machines, for starters
     
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite Veteran
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    talk to the local landscapers, they like them for hardscapes and mulch
     
  5. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
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    Last thing I would want is some landscapers beating my snow machines up. I don’t know any landscapers who take care of their equipment.
     
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  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    not going to lie... the discussion is typically the other way. Guys with skidloaders looking for the winter work for them.

    Maybe a classified add to find someone who could lease?
     
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  7. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Fanatic
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    I’d leave my skid steers sit and just drive them around the lot once a month before I rented them willy nilly out to Larry Curley and Moe. I have 6 skids and we only need about 2 in the summer. Make them pay for themselves in the winter when you need them and let them sit.
     
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  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Ha... that is my strategy... only the opposite.

    My machines are concrete anchors all winter.
     
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    KevinCarter1988

    KevinCarter1988 Junior Member
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    UPDATE: everyone of the machines sat and collected dust :hammerhead:
     
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Did you seek out work for them or wait for it to come to you?