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Case 680L Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuild Cost

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by JTWAT, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. JTWAT

    JTWAT Well-Known Member

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    I need some help from the community on what to charge someone to rebuild all the hydraulic cylinders on a Case 680L Loader / Backhoe.
    He got it in a trade for some work. The machine has been sitting for a long time and all the the cylinders are leaking. I had to put 15 gallons of oil in it to just load it on the trailer. I have rebuilt all the cylinders and everything is dry.
    He has paid me for the cylinder kits but I am not sure how much to charge him for labor.
    I didn't keep track of time since I was working on it when I could fit it in to my schedule.
    Don't want to overcharge him but don't want to work for free either.
     
  2. JL Sargent

    JL Sargent Senior Member

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    I just do cylinders on my own equipment but I do have my own industrial testing business. I think I would need $100 a cylinder labor to do it.
     
  3. 580bob

    580bob Well-Known Member

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    those are pretty big cylinders for a rubber tire hoe if you had any trouble at all with any of those cylinders I would charge at least $200 per cylinder plus all the oil and other supplies if he doesn't like it tell him to take it to a shop he will get a shock in a hurry plus a lowbed fee plus plus plus
     
  4. JL Sargent

    JL Sargent Senior Member

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    That's true and I was thinking smaller 12K lb backhoe like the one I own, not a 18K lb one like a 680.
     
  5. alrman

    alrman Senior Member

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    You can't really put a price per cylinder, it would best be per hour.
    Some smaller cylinders may take an hour, if a gland is tight/rusty .... you may take 2 or 3 hrs...... if it has an extendahoe....... there goes a day or more if you've never done one before. :rolleyes:

    As per your hourly rate, well, that depends on how good a friend he is, if he helps .... (may cost more), & what he can do for you in the future. ;)
     
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  6. JTWAT

    JTWAT Well-Known Member

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    The guy is not a friend and he can not do anything for me. He is a building contractor I did some work for cheap so he thinks he can get this work for cheap too.
     
  7. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    You had to remove the cylinders and put them back on too? I'd think at least $1500.
     
  8. jimg984

    jimg984 Senior Member

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    if any of them should start leaking he would probably except you to fix for free
     
  9. sheepfoot

    sheepfoot Senior Member

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    A fare price Would be $2500.00 - $3000.00 labor.