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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 02:51 AM
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I only contract swath and harvest as well in Australia insurance and public liability a must have to work here also licenced to drive on roads, workers comp eg lost header to fire this year and some crop all covered,

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When I started doing custom silage around 18 years ago I hit a rock and twisted a pick up head to Bitstream pay out but said they did not have to as it was not on our farm
Then put the price up the the cost of the head the next year with a deductible the cost of the new head
So we switched company's and went with insurance
Costs way more but we are Coverd for just about anything

It is just another thing you need to factor in in your cost of doing one reason why some times the guy down the road will do things cheaper
It's all good till something f up

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Thanks for all the input guys, I hadn't even thought about additional things such as insurance but its a good point.
I'm located in South Western Manitoba, and would be trying to work in the area between Griswold and Virden. From what I have seen from other guys in Eastern Manitoba with similar equipment I was looking to charge around the $150/hr + fuel mark.
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The insurance thing, if it's just "hobby" sort of status little additional insurance is required.
Can't remember the exact figures but I know the custom value I rack up is miraculously just under their limit!

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Yes I think you may be right Don I called my insurance guy about it and he of course had no idea ( no great surprise ) but he was going to look into it and then asked me what my normal gross was which he has never asked before .
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As an update to the insurance question . HOLEY F^&*%CK 8 years of paying insurance to a local agent who knows me well and that I do not farm my own land and I have had no insurance on my machine .
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bet your rates will go up now ebear
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bet your rates will go up now ebear
Insurance = x 2 and realistically should be another $ 3 or $4 dollars per hour
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Make sure yiu are oreoared finacially..you have to outlay money on parts and service etc..fuel...and living to harvest peoples crops then wait to get paid.

I am contract harvesting in Australia now...and have budgeted 3k for 15-20k income on outgoings just in case and i can survive until paid which will be end of feb as its corporate farm....i am 200km nth...and then have to shift back home to harvest and will budget more on outgoings until paid for that job.

Good luck!!

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its not like the mining game x80 14 days non contract 30 days contracts 4 payment in wa, have very good clients put the bill in last load paid near on that night.

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