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Heavy Equipment Pricing Per hour

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by skyhightree1, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. skyhightree1

    skyhightree1 Active Member

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    Hey everyone im new here to this forum... I just wanted to know if some of you from various locations could give me a example of what you all charge per hour for different pieces of equipment usage please and tell me where youre located. I am in Richmond, Va and these are the prices I use below but I mostly just bid the whole job price rather than an hourly rate.

    Backhoe $250.00 per hour
    Dozer $500.00 per hour
    Tractor $110.00 per hour
    Bobcat with tracks $ 100.00 per hour
    Bobcat w/out tracks $ 80.00 per hour
    Mini Excavator $150.00 per hour

    That is the equipment I have now I wondered if anyone could give me a price on what it is for a Motor grader per hour or a Large excavator with Thumb per hour. :beatsme
     
  2. chris-law

    chris-law Well-Known Member

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    was thinking of asking this myself, you beat me to it

    those prices are way higher than you will get in the uk

    these are rough prices in us $

    backhoe 30 to 40 an hour

    1.5 ton mini self drive 60 to 80 a day

    wheeled excavator 40 to 50 hr

    20 ton excavator 40 to 50 hr

    my 345 long reach ...62 ton 150 hr

    375 long reach 210 hr

    not sure about the rest , will ask one of the hire blokes when i get chance
     
  3. chris-law

    chris-law Well-Known Member

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    by the way a komatsu pc 210 is around 170,000 in the uk...how about over there
     
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 Senior Member

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    um... bobcat prices seem fair but everything else is way to high.

    $500 an hour for a dozer??? what size are you running a Cat D11?

    Backhoes around here will get around $100 an hour or less

    mini excavators $75-$90 an hour depending on size

    25 ton excavators run about $135 an hour
     
  5. skyhightree1

    skyhightree1 Active Member

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    I believe the price here should be the same I don't have one so im not sure... But from everything I have seen I think you are correct.
     
  6. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member

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    i cant imagine you get a whole lot of jobs with those prices...we charge...

    backhoe $120
    D3 sized dozer $125
    trackloader $120
    skid loader/CTL $90
    15 ton trackhoe $135
    Tandem axle dump $65
    Single axle dump $55
     
  7. dayexco

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    i'm moving to richmond, va.
     
  8. skyhightree1

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    Actually for this area the prices are correct and I actually stay very busy... I don't do alot of resi work mostly all commercial. I was thinking of opening up another sister branch of my business in Charlotte,N.C. but I guess I will take those N.C prices and under bid till I can get my foot in the door there. I just wanted to see how much it varied by region. The cost of things here in Richmond,Va is high...
     
  9. JPCobra105

    JPCobra105 Well-Known Member

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    there is a lot of competition here on long island. and i dont deal much with hourly rates. just flat prices for the jobs. alot of guys here will run daily prices not hourly
    skidsteer gets about 350$ daily
    backhoe is about 600$ daily
    excavator runs between 800$ to 1000$
    tandem dump will run 600$ daily
    and a 30yrd trailer will run all day for 1000$
    im sure if you look hard enough you can find a few people who are slow that wil work for alot less.
     
  10. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 Senior Member

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    All the power to you If you can get those prices:drinkup

    Just one question, What size dozer are you getting $500 a hour for??

    I must be doing things wrong:beatsme
     
  11. skyhightree1

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    I won't try to get those prices down there....lol... thanks for letting me know... I have a cat 953c with 4 n 1
     
  12. Jake

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    I asked this question on another thread but didn't really get an answer. What is your hourly rate for snow plowing? With a pickup truck? With a compact tractor with loader and rear blade or rear blower?
     
  13. skyhightree1

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    Pickup $70.00 an hour used for banks and other small businesses
    Tractor/bobcat/backhoe $100.00 an hour
    Dumptrucks whatever the state is paying now $115.00 an hour
     
  14. australian pete

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    hourly rates

    dont get those kind of rates like that is australia, a 20 tonne excavator is around $110 per hr, $140 if fitted with log shears, cat D7 is $150 per hr, tractor and slasher is $100 per hr, i have a vermeer TX6000 horizontal grinder with 630 HP cat engine, grinder only is $500 per hour, grinder and 20 tonne excavator with grab is $600 per hour, these prices are aussie dollars. i could get a D11 ripping rock for $500 per hr.
     
  15. rino1494

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    I am buying 10 dozers and backhoes and I am gonna move to Virginia.
     
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    australian pete Senior Member

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    Big Money

    hi rino, if i can earn that kind of money for a dozer i am selling up in australia and moving there too.
     
  17. maputowhite

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    those rates are like africa rates as a serious lack of machinery here for hire.
     
  18. Bellboy

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    Ja, similar problem here, but the equipment is almost over saturated, so only the larger firms get more equipment out, but IF you aren't big and only operate say 1 TLB, you will be crucified for going any higher than 250 RAND. which is like, 25 DOLLARS, to the best of my knowledge. Re-inform me should you feel the need. Also, lots of equipment, but no good operators for it.
     
  19. Vantage_TeS

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    My 385 + 2 70 ton rock trucks billed out for $1000/h on a golf course contract I did last year.

    Same contract the D11N was billing out for 400/h dozing and $450/h ripping.
     
  20. nedly05

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    LOL Me too, you woudln't turn a track up here for that... we get $85 for our 450-G