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Trenching rates

Discussion in 'Other Compact Equipment' started by roysbigtoys, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. roysbigtoys

    roysbigtoys Active Member

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    I recently bought a nice Case 660 Backhoe/trencher and I really want to know what are the going rates for a machine like this.
    Is hourly rate of $100-120/hr in the ballpark? I think a lot of work is being done by the foot, but that also varies with the width of cut, depth and soil conditions. Any ideas on 6" cut and 36" deep in clay?

    Thanks
     
  2. farmboy555

    farmboy555 Well-Known Member

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    It will mostly depended on your market and the quality of work
     
  3. wrc

    wrc Well-Known Member

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    Well a friend of mine just sold a 760 with no backhoe. A 6" trench 42" deep we would lay about 5 foot a minute. That was in clay around topeka ks. We got $1.25 to $1.50/ ft. Take that for what it's worth were not far from you.
     
  4. farmboy555

    farmboy555 Well-Known Member

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    I sold my trencher Attachment To rocky in my area. For that reason I never know how fast I can dig
    In running a 3 & 6 ton excavator’s
    I get $85 hr for the 3 ton usually with a 12” bucket or $3.00 ft to dig install water line and backfill. Excluding any extra for removing large rocks