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Rate per hour for a small Skid steer

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Krimick77, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    I'm thinking $75 an hour Cdn. for a Bobcat 463 with blower, including operator. This job in particular is not accessible by a larger machine.

    I thought this was a pretty fair price, but I've been reading some post where guys are only charging 50-60 an hour for much larger equipment


    Thats about $64 US per hour
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I sub out a guy that has a CAT skid steer, its not the biggest one but its not a small machine by any means and he charges me 50.00 per hour on most jobs
  3. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    To answer your question about $60/hr is about right, but you could probably get you 75 if the only other choices are walk behind snowblower or truck.I thought nobody else on the planet had a 463 with a SB150, I thought we were original (yea right). We started out in '94 with a 443 with a 44" bucket. After the 443 went the way of all things in Feb '03 we got the 463. The SB 150 arrived in Dec '04. Its tiny enough to carry in a 1 ton SRW pick-up (06 Chev 2500HD 6.6 Duramax 8'2" v-boss) We've been doing that since '94 with 93 chev. The truck driver and Bobcat operator can take the load apart in about 2 minutes. They then plow and snowblow together. They are actually father-in-law and son-in-law so they work well together.

    How are you moving the Bobcat?
    road run
  4. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    64$ an hour for a machine and worker? Come here now, you're hired!

    I charge well over 100$/ per hour (acutal time working in field) for me & a shovel or snowblower. (That's 3 $45 houses in an hour and houses here are small)
  5. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    I have the 463 stored at a central site, it's within 2 km of all my work so I just drive it on the road, no need to bother with loading and unloading.

    I'm happy with the machine overall, but I'm looking to put a poly cutting edge on the blower for clearing interlock.
  6. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Yeah but $200,000 US out here will get you an acre and 3/4 and a 2500 square foot house with attached garage inside the city
    Just out of curiousity, how long can you keep that pace up, hours AND years. The record right now for the 'Dream Team' is 22.5 hours
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2007
  7. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206


    big warning on the 463

    We are at about 500 hours

    Earlier this season the idler pulley on the engine dropped down as the belt stretched and cut through the hydraulic lines. This appears to be a problem with the 463. Keep an eye on the pulley to hydraulic line gap. $1776.00 to pull the engine repair the line and replace the engine.
  8. Flake Chaser

    Flake Chaser Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    I'm with lawnboy. How the heck do you make any money after paying your guy and paying on machine at $60 per hour:confused: :confused:
  9. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Do you tell your customers that you charge well over $100.00 or is that what you can average for those three houses? I don't want to sound like I'm trying to knock your post but lets be realistic here you may get that for those three houses, however if you have to move to another location that means load and unload plus drive time, don't get me wrong you should get at least $100.00 per hr. for equipment like that, but your example doesn't adress the queston, anyway thats great that you can make that kind of money with your equipment.