As with anything in life, you get what you pay for. The same can be said about hiring bobcat operators in Perth. There are some that are on the cheaper end, but hiring the cheaper service can often end up costing you more in the long-run. On the flip side, some of the more expensive options might be out of your budget.
You want to choose a solution that’s just right for your own needs and for the project that you are working on.
Here are some of the estimated costs for hiring a bobcat in Perth.
Mini diggers – from $120 a day
Excavators – from $100/h
What are some other costs that you should be aware of?
Cancellations: At least 2 hours in advance or a travel or float charge will apply.
Minimum amount of hours: It’s common for a minimum of 4-8 hours a day.
Float Fee: Covers the time / travel expenses to deliver and collect the machines, within the Perth metro area only.
Penalty Rates: Public holidays, Sundays, night work and after 6pm weekdays. This varies among each operator, but expect to pay an additional penalty fee of $35.00+ per hour.
Tip fees: Items charged to tip accounts may be billed at cost + 15%, prices are subject to GST and EPA levy. You will need to discuss this in more detail with the bobcat operator.
Weather: Customer’s responsibility to cancel in advance with wet weather. A 4hrs hire fee will apply if the bobcat is already on the site.
Stand-Down: Reasons other than inclement weather a minimum charge of 4hrs for each day stand down.
Ground Engaging Tools: Excessive wear & tear of auger / bucket / ripper teeth will be charged at replacement cost. Please be aware that this could incur fees in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Security: Jobs exceeding one day will incur a float fee if the machine cannot be parked securely on site overnight
Acting Agents: We may act as an agent for contractors. No responsibility taken for their delays, defaults or claims.
Free Quotation: Prices are a guide. Phone to arrange an onsite quote and speak with our experts.
Combination Hire: This is where several machines and trucks can be hired at once. Fees can be negotiated to receive discounted rates.
SWL: Safe Working Load is the load that a piece equipment can safely lift, suspend or lower without fear of breaking.
Waste Removal: ‘p/Load’ includes truck hire and tip fees. ‘p/tonne’ includes tip fees only and truck hire is charged per hour.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 6.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 7.00am to 2.00pm
- Direct deposit (EFT)
- Credit given to approved customers only.
Prices effective January 2016, which is subject to change without notice. All prices are G.S.T. exclusive.