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03-02-2012, 16:29   #1
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Renting a Turf plot, how much can i make?

Hello all,

I want to rent a plot of turf for the summer to make a bit of extra cash.

What i want to know is:

A)How much it is to rent a plot and how many bags can you get from it?

B)If a plot is cheap enough would ye recommend renting more than 1?

C)How much should i charge per bag?

Thanks
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03-02-2012, 16:48   #2
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D) what bank will you be investing your profits?

The turf bank?
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03-02-2012, 19:22   #3
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Unless ya have no job then maybe go ahead but if ya have a job then you mightned have the time and to be honest if you've never cut turf before you don't know what your getting yourself in for.
Don't know how much it is to rent a bank and then ya have to add on how much it will be to cut it and don't bother renting a bank that is a swamp because your turf will take an awful long time to season.
Your price depends on the quality of the turf. If its brown then not many will want it, if its black you should make €3 a bag without delivery but you have to get bags first and you might get someone who will give you a few bags for free but more than likely you will pay 10c - 20c a bag.
Will you have anywhere to store the turf to let it season because you won't sell turf thats just been cut a few weeks.
Raring turf can be a hard job if ya cut alot of it so weigh up your options first before you go rushing into something
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€18 a hopper I paid on me own bank.

Forget about it
1- Needs to be good turf.
2- then you have to foot it/turn it
3- Ya need good weather for it to dry
4- Then ground has to be good to drive in by tractor n trailor or van to collect it.
5- Then ya have to sell it

Isn't it illegal to sell turf?
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18 a hopper I paid on me own bank.

Forget about it
1- Needs to be good turf.
2- then you have to foot it/turn it
3- Ya need good weather for it to dry
4- Then ground has to be good to drive in by tractor n trailor or van to collect it.
5- Then ya have to sell it

Isn't it illegal to sell turf?
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03-02-2012, 23:03   #6
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you could make a nice earner for yourself but its hard work.
You shouldnt need to rent a bank of turf, try and find someone who sells turf by the hopper. We bought it last year for €22 a hopper cash ( I know lads with there own banks of turf been charged €25 for there own turf )
If you not working then around mid May you could buy 20 hoppers and save them first. In good weather you this could be mid june. then go again and buy some more.....
And sell for a nice profit (just dont tell welfare)
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you could make a nice earner for yourself but its hard work.
You shouldnt need to rent a bank of turf, try and find someone who sells turf by the hopper. We bought it last year for €22 a hopper cash ( I know lads with there own banks of turf been charged €25 for there own turf )
If you not working then around mid May you could buy 20 hoppers and save them first. In good weather you this could be mid june. then go again and buy some more.....
And sell for a nice profit (just dont tell welfare)
Grecco, how many hoppers in a 10 x 6 turf trailer?
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Grecco, how many hoppers in a 10 x 6 turf trailer?
That would depend on the size of the hopper. Some are bigger than others!!! The lad I cut turf with 6 sods and 40 yards hopper reckons there's 8 hoppers in a plot/trailer.

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That would depend on the size of the hopper. Some are bigger than others!!! The lad I cut turf with 6 sods and 40 yards hopper reckons there's 8 hoppers in a plot/trailer.
with us it's 10 sods wide & 110M long

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with us it's 10 sods wide & 110M long

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Jaysus thats a big hopper
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Hello all,

I want to rent a plot of turf for the summer to make a bit of extra cash.

What i want to know is:

A)How much it is to rent a plot and how many bags can you get from it?

B)If a plot is cheap enough would ye recommend renting more than 1?

C)How much should i charge per bag?

Thanks

I had to laugh earlier whrn i read this it brought me back to years ago when my neighbour used to sell turf each year.
And each year i use to hear the exact same thing from him when hed call to take our empty fert bags. he was a very quite sorta man but hed get mighty vexed when hed see me coming with the bags if they wernt the one he was expecting especially if he saw any urea bags in it he be like sayin " for fcuks sake will ya leave those big enormous feckin hoores a bags back in da shed, dont ya know its by the bag im sellin it and those dirty bstards only eat turf. just give me those nice small nitrogen bags there lovely for da job. ya can put 5 big long sods in it an its full an tis th one price ill be gettin for them".

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We used to get turf back in the late 70's early 80's as much as you could cut in a deserted bog for £5 Lots of work cutting it with a hay knife and spreading it with a hay pike (fork) and footing it but we used to keep the fire going all winter with it for 2 houses

If you are buying saved turf in a bog take it away the day you buy it as I heard of someone that paid €1000 (100bags) for turf to sell on and when it went back next day to collect it it was gone
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He was robbed twice if he paid €1000 for 100 bags. Tenner a bag! Send him on to me I'll get him as much as he wants at that price
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Hello all,

I want to rent a plot of turf for the summer to make a bit of extra cash.

What i want to know is:

A)How much it is to rent a plot and how many bags can you get from it?

B)If a plot is cheap enough would ye recommend renting more than 1?

C)How much should i charge per bag?

Thanks
Thats the worst user name on boards. ( Townie would work better)
Get a fiver a bag and we will all have a chance.
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He was robbed twice if he paid €1000 for 100 bags. Tenner a bag! Send him on to me I'll get him as much as he wants at that price
That's what happens when you have whiskey on board I meant 1000 bags
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