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#1 Tim Bergfeld OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 02:36 AM

I just got a new 1025r john deere and was wondering what I should charge an hr to till for people and bush hog?I don't want to over charge and I don't want to under cut myself as well. I am just trying to help with some of the cost. I know the factors differ for distance and that but that I can figure out.

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 05:29 AM

    I don't do to much of either any more but I generally charge $50 an acre for bush hogging with a $150 minimum and gardens I generally get $50 minimum for an average garden that is within 30 min drive that has been tilled in the last two years.  just my two cents

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 05:52 AM

Some places, the market will bear more or less.
I don't do any for pay. I do our old pastures and the widow down the road's field behind the house.

Hope it's profitable and safe for you

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 06:19 AM

make sure you protect yourself and get a liability form sighed, I wrecked a bushhog on a steel pipe almost a total loss the owner stated oh I thought you would clear it, the second time was over 2hrs cutting out barbed wire they left laying in the grass with old 9 strand fencing, they are as I found out can be hard to spot sometimes and a heap of trouble, sort of like how when a nail is lying flat, why does it stick straight up when you drive over it? one of the mysteries of life!


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 06:24 AM

make sure you protect yourself and get a liability form sighed, I wrecked a bushhog on a steel pipe almost a total loss the owner stated oh I thought you would clear it, the second time was over 2hrs cutting out barbed wire they left laying in the grass with old 9 strand fencing, they are as I found out can be hard to spot sometimes and a heap of trouble, sort of like how when a nail is lying flat, why does it stick straight up when you drive over it? one of the mysteries of life!

This highlights part of my concern.

You need to charge enough to cover the inevitable wear and damage to your equipment.



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Posted May 07, 2016 - 06:43 AM

Barbed wire and a Bush Hog, not a happy pairing



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Posted May 07, 2016 - 08:19 AM

When I was younger I would drive anybody anywhere for gas money. But when you need tires or repairs you and factor in the cost of insurance, tags and such...I realize I was paying them to give them a ride.






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