Cost of hiring an excavator and trencher in Kenya
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What are average excavator and Trencher hire rates?
Excavator Size Average Dry Hire Rates (Without an operator)
1-2 Tonne Excavator Ksh 4000 per hour
3-4 Tonne Excavator Ksh 5000 per hour
5-6 Tonne Excavator Ksh 5500 per hour
7-9 Tonne Excavator Ksh 6000 per hour
10 Tonne Excavator Ksh 6500 per hour
12, 13, 14 Tonne Excavator Ksh 7000 per hour
15-19 Tonne Excavator Ksh 7500 per hour
20-25 Tonne Excavator Ksh 9000 per hour
26-30 Tonne Excavator Ksh 10500 per hour
30-35 Tonne Excavator Ksh 12000 per hour
40 Tonne Excavator Ksh 16500 per hour
50 Tonne Excavator Ksh 18000 per hour
Excavator Size Average Hire Rates With An Operator (wet hire)
1-2 Tonne Excavator Ksh 11500 per hour.
3-4 Tonne Excavator Ksh 12000 per hour.
5-6 Tonne Excavator Ksh 12500 per hour.
7-9 Tonne Excavator Ksh 13000 per hour.
10 Tonne Excavator Ksh13500 per hour.
12, 13, 14 Tonne Excavator Ksh14000 per hour.
15-19 Tonne Excavator Ksh14000 per hour.
20-25 Tonne Excavator Ksh17000 per hour.
26-30 Tonne Excavator Ksh18000 per hour.
30-35 Tonne Excavator Ksh19000 per hour.
40 Tonne Excavator Ksh22500 per hour.
50 Tonne Excavator Ksh27000 per hour.
Nextgen Solutions has received a big amount of feedback recently.That the rates for hiring mini excavators have dropped substantially. As enterprising operators purchase machines and offer them for dry hire during a saturated market.
Dry hire prices for excavators jump substantially because the tonnage increases. Because larger machines cost significant amounts to take care of.
A good guide for estimating rates, is that machines get costlier by Ksh 500 per tonnage bracket. The age of the machine, the amount of hours and other factors (such as Top con GPS machine control), can increase hire rates measurably from these average amounts. On an entire, hiring an excavator on wet hire rates adds about Ksh 500-Ksh800 per hour to the hire rate and includes a ticketed operator, fuel used or fuel burn and an inexpensive amount of machine wear-and-tear. Anything more substantial is charged when the machine is returned to the depot.
What are minimum excavator hire hours with an operator (wet hire)?
Mini Excavator (1-3 tonne) minimum hire hours: 2 hours work + 1 hour travel
Small Excavator (3-8 tonne) minimum hire hours: 3 hours work + 1 hour travel
Medium Sized Excavator (8-14 tonne) minimum hire hours: 3 hours work + 1 hour travel
Large Excavator (20 tonnes +) minimum hire hours: A full day (8 hours) + float + 2 hours travel
Wet hire minimum hours are the structured as is about out above because one cannot bring machine to your site only to figure for fewer an hour. So with the operator travelling to your site, the corporate must pay them on a 3 hour minimum so albeit your job is small and only takes 5 minutes, you’ll be paying no but three hours for any application.
It is worth noting that the above figures are industry averages, but each company sets their own minimum hours which can vary from the above.
What are minimum excavator hire hours without an operator (dry hire)?
Mini Excavator (1-3 tonne) minimum hire hours: 4 hours (pick up), 1 day (delivered)
Small Excavator (3-8 tonne) minimum hire hours: 4 hours (pick up), 1 day (delivered)
Medium Sized Excavator (8-14 tonne) minimum hire hours: 1 – 3 days
Large Excavator (20 tonnes +) minimum hire hours: 1 week
Most privately owned dry hire plant hire companies offer their excavators on hire for day rates only. This is often because the value of delivery of the machine and therefore the time it takes to wash, service & prepare the machine for hire makes anything under a day’s hire unprofitable. However, large companies like Nextgen Solutions do offer a variety of excavators on hourly rates with minimums if you come and collect it yourself. for many residential punters this is often out the question, so if you’re trying to try to to some landscaping or dig yourself a pool, then you’re getting to need to hire a machine for each day or a full weekend.
What are travel costs in excavator hire rates?
Travel costs are charged on excavator wet hire jobs and are a fee for the time the excavator spends travelling to and from the depot to your site. Travel costs are charged on some dry hire excavator jobs too – because this is often still time the excavator is out of the depot and not getting used to dig something (therefore earning the owner no ROI).
Excavator travel cost is typically calculated by 1 hour of the agreed hourly rate travelling from the depot to the work site (regardless of the particular distance) or longer if the work is further away. Some plant hire companies charge for visit and from the depot, but the quality is to only charge from the depot to the work.
What are average excavator and digger mobilization & float costs?
Mini excavator (1-3 tonne) hire float cost: Flat Ksh250 – Ksh270 and includes drop off and devour
Small excavator (3-8 tonne) hire float cost: Ksh350 each way
Medium sized excavator (8-14 tonne) hire float cost: Ksh450 each way
Large sized excavator (20 tonne and above) hire float cost: Ksh650 + each way
Some plant hire companies’ offers free float costs for machines on long-term hire. Often, they waive the float costs on future jobs, if the work site is almost the depot, or if they actually need your business.
Some of the really big excavators (especially those over 50 tonnes) are often incredibly expensive to maneuver around. This is often very true if they’re a good load, need a police escort or other safety precautions. They also move very slowly, and sometimes got to be moved outside of peak traffic hours to minimize the security issues related to moving them. When multiple people and trucks are deployed within the mobilization of a machine, it can send these rates sky high. But if you’re moving an enormous excavator to employment, it’ll likely be for an extended term hire and sometimes on this basis, you’ll negotiate with the owner of the excavator to share in these costs.
What are Cost of hiring an excavator in Kenya rates?
When hiring an excavator on a wet or dry hire basis, penalty rates can apply for all the staff involved in operating, delivering or maintaining the machine whilst it’s on your site. If you would like to work the machine on a weekend, public holiday or after regular working hours, you’ll expect to be charged standard penalty rate multiples as they apply to the Fair Work standards and ABA in Kenya for casual labor rates. However, most operators don’t charge penalty rates on Saturday, but they are doing on Sundays.
According to the Building and Construction General Onsite Award MA00020 of the Fairwork Act;
Trencher and Excavator hire Saturday (after 12pm) penalty rates: 1.5 x rate
Excavator hire Sunday penalty rates: 2 x rate
Trencher hire public holiday’s penalty rates: 2.5 x rate
Excavator hire already dark (after 6pm) penalty rates: 1.5 x rate
Excavator broken shifts, but 8 hours between shifts: 1.5 x rate
What are average discount rates for long-term Cost of hiring an excavator in Kenya?
Enterprising plant hire companies and excavator hire suppliers offers their long-term customers discounted rates if the term is substantial. We surveyed a few of our suppliers and located some average discounts applied supported term.
Trencher and Excavator hire for extended than a week: average rate discount 5%
Excavator hire for extended than a month: average rate discount 10%
Trencher and Excavator hire for extended 2+ months: average rate discount 20%
Excavator hire for 3 – 6 months: average rate discount 30 – 40%
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