We have a 14.8 ton 360, the hose on the boom burst, so on the recommendation of a friend I contacted a local mobile hose repair Service who visited us with a van, he was on site for 20 to 25 minutes. The repair comprised of a short 0.7m length of 3/4” hose, 2 fittings - a 90 degree flange, straight flange and 2 ferrules. I would assume all high pressure stuff. I offered to pay the chap there and then and wondered why he avoided the subject saying they would send a bill on. I have just received a bill for £218 ex vat. Including £25 travel, we are 10 miles away. The total bill is £262.00 Incl Vat. I was expecting a charge of around £75 - £85 ex Vat, not £218 ex vat. The last hose I had made cost me £40 on a small trailer. Have I been ripped off ? Or are these charges normal for a mobile service the pipe fittings and installation for an excavator of that size ? Many thanks.