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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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OT Rentel equiptment rates.

Hey fellas I know some of you guys are in construction and must rent equiptment at times.

I rent large skid steers off and on and up to recently just paid the day rate. One of my acuantences told me he is getting a 100.00 a day better rate than I am getting from the same guy. I know this is a game played by all businesses but I was wondering in your experience what is the cheapest per day rate or hour rate that you can get on a large (6000 lb lift) skid steer?

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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Jeff,
This past summer I rented a JD 240 (42hp) from B&C Rental in Greensburg for the weekend. Went and got it on a Friday evening and returned it first thing Monday morning. I was allowed to put 12 hours on it and had to return it with a full tank of fuel. After tax and insurance it was a little less than $145.00, I thought that was pretty good. By the way, I was amazed what you can do with a modern skid steer and how much power it has versus our late 60's era backhoe based on a JD 2510.
My advice, check out B&C!!
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agree B&C rocks, I delt with them on a excavator one wekeen and they treated me right. I will call them tomorow to see if they have any track loaders.

I got ahold of zimmer tractor today and they have a track loader for 200 a day and said they will work with me by the hour as opposed to daily rate. I couldn't get a graple bucket there so I am still looking.

That is a screaming deal on a skid steer rental...

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Not sure what you mean by "trackloader" Jeff? I thought you were wanting a "skid steer", "bobcat", "hydrocat", whatever you want to call them. If you want tracks B&C has them for the same machine at no extra cost. It was so dry when I had it I told them not to bother.
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RENT!!!!????? Surely you jest. I have two of these, so who needs to rent.

But you knew that. (and tons more equip)

Don't mind me bro............just pouring salt.

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I rent the rubber tracked loaders insted of the wheeled ones cause ya can't punch a hole in a track. The rubber wheeld ones are great but they don't run good with flat tires or on funky surfaces. I would add a pic but I can't figure out how to get one from the web.

YA, DOG,,, I am in a better mood than when I talked to you the other day. I cut the strings if you know what I mean... One mor job with the boss then I am solo...

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Glad to you on the mood, but sorry about the "boss". I don't get flats...........mine are filled. But at the tune of wheel, rubber, and filling at about 18k ea. (thats per tire!!!!)

And if it makes you feel better Jeff...........in the last two weeks my guys "only" tore up about 3k in replacement stuff. You just gotta love "operators".

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That is ok, I had a helper today with a trackloader. He did a fine job. I sent him of with trailer#1 and went to a second job site. I unloaded and started over a hill to pick up 3 beauties and all of a sudden the tilt on the bucket went out. The forks dug into the ground hard and I smacked the window glass. Tried to lif the carriage only to have fluid spray all over the front of the cab. THere was just enough room to open the cab and find out a hose had busted on the auto lock for the bucket and caused you me to loose all hydraulics. 2 hours later and 6 gallons of oil and the loader was on the trailer.

rental place wanted me to pay them full rate when there loader ran a hole 2 hours then quit. We had a brief "civil" talk and I paid half rate.

Kinda miffed me cause I wanted the loader for a week. They are not verry happy and neither was I.

So the search is on again for a loader.

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I know it won't help too much but I spent almost $500 in hyd. oil in the last two weeks due to stupidity.

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Ya, at least this is 10w30 insted of the 50.00 a gallon stuff.

I am not sure what happend to this one, I was going across a yard and poof...

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