As a client, you might be wondering how much it shall cost to hire an excavator in Zimbabwe. This article shall highlight what goes into determining the normal cost of hiring an excavator in Zimbabwe. Although many companies charge differently, most of the charges do not differ much.
Special Note: Plant Hire Zimbabwe’s cost to hire an excavator in Zimbabwe includes an operator who has a Certificate of Competence and also a medical Certificate of Fitness. These machine operators normally would have done mining induction with reputable mining companies in Zimbabwe. At Plant Hire Zimbabwe, our rates for hiring an excavator excludes the cost of diesel and are therefore dry. Normally, diesel is the sole responsibility of the Client. Our charges for hiring an excavator in Zimbabwe are USD90 Dry Rates and USD120 Wet Rate per hour. Excavator rental average costs is therefore between USD720 per day dry and USD960 wet per day using an 8 hour day which is the common minimum among earthmoving equipment companies in Zimbabwe . We normally charge a wet rate in locations where diesel is easier to get and these are areas normally in and around major cities in Zimbabwe that include Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare etc. If the areas being worked at are remote, we mandatorily charge a dry rate therefore requiring Clients to source the diesel.
What determines the cost of hiring an excavator in Zimbabwe
- Duration or Rental Period of Hire
- Site Accessibility and Location
- Type of Excavation in Zimbabwe
- Agreed Payment Terms
- Model, Size, Bucket, Accessories & Power of Excavator
Duration or Rental Period of Hire
The duration or rental period of hire is the most important factor in determining the cost of hiring an excavator in Zimbabwe. Normally, hiring an excavator is expensive if it is being hired for a short time in Zimbabwe. This is because the labor or cost of mobilization of the excavator is huge as compared to the duration of tenure of the excavator. An excavator requires a lowbed for mobilization and demobilization. Loading and transporting it to area of work takes time and skill. However, if the rental period is long, the cost of hiring it may be reduced.
Site Accessibility and Location
Generally, if an area is difficult to access for workers and excavators, the cost of hiring the excavator is higher than to an area that is flat. We would therefore expect a mountainous and steep area to cost a little more than low lying areas with general soil types. Cost of excavation in Zimbabwe shall also depend on the type of excavation to be done. Excavation by material can therefore be looked at in this regard.
Type of Excavation in Zimbabwe
There are different types of excavation work to be done by excavators in Zimbabwe. The type of excavation also determines the cost to hire an excavator in Zimbabwe. We have topsoil, earth, rock and much excavation. Topsoil excavation entails removing the topmost layer of soil. However, earth excavation involves removing the layer underneath the topsoil. There is also muck excavation which is usually the removals of material that usually contains excess water and unsuitable soil. Rock excavation, as the name suggests involves removing hard, compacted or cemented materials. We would therefore expect rock excavation to be expensive as compared to topsoil, earth and muck excavation.
Agreed Payment Terms
Agreed payment terms also determine the cost to hire an excavator in Zimbabwe. Normally, when a client is paying well in advance for many months, the cost of the excavator shall go down.
Model, Size, Bucket, Accessories & Power of Excavator
Finally, what shall determine the cost of hiring an excavator is the model, size, bucket size, accessories and power of the excavator. Generally, a smaller excavator shall cost less than a bigger excavator. A 50 tonne excavator shall therefore cost more than a 30 tonne excavator for instance. This is also the same with bigger bucket excavators which generally cost more than smaller bucket excavators. The more power an excavator, the more it costs.
No matter what type of work you do – excavation, trenching, or truck loading – excavators from Plant Hire Zimbabwe deliver top performance, unmatched versatility, and excellent fuel efficiency. Simple operation, outstanding durability and the latest safety and technology features will help you take your business to the next level.