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Contracting price guide for a beginner

  • 02-02-2023 8:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 48

    Howya folks, fairly straight forward as topics go so here it is;

    How much do you charge a contractor for topping or mulching services? Do you go hourly, acres , something else? Is fuel included or not in the cost?

    I am based in the west and as you can imagine rushes are a plenty. Last few summers I've been lucky enough to work away at topping fields, but now that I'm old enough, and have my own tractor, I would like to do a few odd jobs and hopefully start a small agri-business. The topping I did before was for a lad renting land nearby,and was roughly priced at 270 for 25 acres, and him supplying me with fuel. I cant imagine that's the standard, like I cant ask a client to drop off 3 gallon drums for me at the field gate, cause if it's hassle I imagine people be put off. So for a 75 hp tractor and a 6 foot topper, what would ye pay for heavy rush topping?

    Here's a pic of my super major 6 cylinder from the last post