Custom Rates 2014 - Land Clearing and Breaking

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Land Clearing & Breaking

OperationLocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Brushing & piling or repiling
(with a dozer blade)
- trucking not included
D5 or D6 (140-180hp)$135-150/hr$155-160/hr$155-160/hr
D7 (180-200hp)$150-185/hr$150-250/hr$155-180/hr
D8 (225-335hp)$225-250/hr$175-250/hr$175-250/hr
Smaller units - fuel not included$115-125/hr$125/hr$125/hr
Total reports = 33 Surveyed Fall 2013
Ripping or sub-soiling
- trucking not included
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Fall 2013
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2013
(higher rates for remote locations or tough terrain)
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Fall 2013
Rototilling Alberta$115/hr$110-220/hr$110-220/hr
Total reports = 2 Surveyed Fall 2013
Dugout construction, drainage, feedlot construction & land leveling
- trucking not included to site
D6 Cat$150/hr$125-155/hr$125-155/hr
D7 Cat$155-200/hr$150-200/hr$155-200/hr
D8 Cat$200-250/hr$175-250/hr$175-250/hr
Dump trucks$110/hr$110/hr$110/hr
$2.50/cu yd
$2.50/cu yd
$2.50/cu yd
Total reports = 67 Surveyed Fall 2013
Rock pickingAlberta$120/hr
Total reports = 4 Surveyed Fall 2013

Other Documents in the Series

  Custom Rates Survey Summary 2014
Custom Rates 2014 - Seeding
Custom Rates 2014 - Land Leasing
Custom Rates 2014 - Tillage
Custom Rates 2014 - Land Clearing and Breaking - Current Document
Custom Rates 2014 - Haying and Silage
Custom Rates 2014 - Livestock
Custom Rates 2014 - Grain Harvesting and Hauling
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This information published to the web on January 22, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 13, 2016.