Custom Rates 2017 - Land Clearing and Breaking

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Land Clearing & Breaking

OperationLocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Brushing & piling or repiling
(with a dozer blade)
- trucking not included
D5 or D6 (140-180hp)$130-150/hr$130-150/hr$130-150/hr
D7 (180-200hp)$185-250/hr$160-250/hr$185-250/hr
D8 (225-335hp)$210-250/hr$210-250/hr$210-250/hr
Smaller units - fuel not included$115-125/hr$115-160/hr$115/hr
Total reports = 53 Surveyed Fall 2016
Brush & MulchAlberta...-$260/hr$260/hr
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 2016
Ripping or sub-soiling
- trucking not included
Total reports = 50 Surveyed Fall 2016
(higher rates for remote locations or tough terrain)
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Fall 2016
Breaking plowAlberta$45/ac$45/ac$45/ac
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2016
Rototilling Alberta$115/hr$115/hr$115/hr
Total reports = 6 Surveyed Fall 2016
Dugout construction, drainage, feedlot construction & land leveling
- trucking not included to site
D6 Cat$150/hr$130-150/hr$150/hr
D7 Cat$178-200/hr$160-225/hr$178-200/hr
D8 Cat$225-250/hr$225-250/hr$225-250/hr
Dump trucks$100-110/hr$100-110/hr$100-110/hr
$2/cu yd
$2/cu yd
$2/cu yd
Total reports = 73 Surveyed Fall 2016
Rock pickingAlberta$120/hr
Total reports = 4 Surveyed Fall 2016

Other Documents in the Series

  Custom Rates Survey Summary 2017
Custom Rates 2017 - Land Leasing
Custom Rates 2017 - Seeding
Custom Rates 2017 - Land Clearing and Breaking - Current Document
Custom Rates 2017 - Tillage
Custom Rates 2017 - Livestock
Custom Rates 2017 - Haying and Silage
Custom Rates 2017 - Grain Harvesting and Hauling
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This information published to the web on September 25, 2017.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 4, 2017.