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Hire rates

Post #1 by martyn williams » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:54 pm

I was down a friends yard today,he had some interesting things on display.One item that interested me was his hire rate for a B100 in 1974.It was £3.40 per hour.Interesting as in todays climate,there are a few operators putting out machines for very low rates that would just about cover running costs leave alone making money.How times have changed,for the worse :dizzy:
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Re: Hire rates

Post #2 by tim » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:43 am

B100 LOADER wrote:I was down a friends yard today,he had some interesting things on display.One item that interested me was his hire rate for a B100 in 1974.It was £3.40 per hour.Interesting as in todays climate,there are a few operators putting out machines for very low rates that would just about cover running costs leave alone making money.How times have changed,for the worse :dizzy:
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I wonder what the B100 cost new Martyn,I remember a chap in our village went to work for a local plant hirer as a backhoe/loader operator in the pre decimelisation days for 6s 10d (roughly 34p) per hour. :thumbup: Tim


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Re: Hire rates

Post #3 by martyn williams » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:00 pm

They cost around £3000/3500 new a Cat 933 was £6000
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Post #4 by nick lamb » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:01 pm

The first D8H I ever had went on hire to D.Morgan (Ellesmere Port) in spring 1988 and it was pulling £20 per hour for seven days a week.I was also recieving £20 a week bonus.there was no overtime rate and they gave you 8 standing hours a day if it was raining.They paid for your fuel and stood the lowloader bill one way.I spent the first week pushing TS24B's untill some D9G's arrived then I was stuck with a grid roller on the fill area for about 8 months.They were/still are good payers so cash flow wasn't really a problem.I payed myself about £65 per week in comparrison to Profbreak's scraper drivers who were taking home about £600 a week.We were doing about 85 hrs a week.


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