I apologize if I'm going to the wrong forum with this. I was hoping someone could be kind enough to offer some insight - I have recently been offered an opportunity to purchase an entire Ditch Witch JT922 package. This includes everything - JT 922 2012 w/ 1400 hours; 2008 Ford Flat Bed 80K w/ brand new motor; Belshe Trailer, Mixing System, Locator, Display, etc.
I would be purchasing and then in turn leasing the entire "package" to a local sub contractor. (With all appropriate contracts & agreements in place). They have offered me $1.25 a foot, averaging 7 - 8k feet monthly. - I will be the 3rd party to receive a piece of the pie. (Prime Customer Paying-> Utility Construction Co -> Subbing Out to Contractor -> Contractor Leasing My Machine.
I am responsible for all maintenance on the equipment, with the exception of gas, and materials needed to get the contracted job completed.
I was looking for advice on what the average cost is for monthly service for the JT922, and should I be asking for more then $1.25, (They get paid flat per foot by the Gen Contractor, doesn't matter if they bore, shovel, excavate, hard ground, depth, etc).
Any advice, thoughts, would be greatly appreciated - I was just looking for some unbiased opinions, aside from the contractors locally, and Ditch Witch dealer. :thumbsup: