Re: spray coupe ????
I cover a lot of ground and 7.00 an acre is probably where it should be. I got six last year and am seriously rethinking the whole custom ap thing because with the prices of labour, fuel and repairs it just wasn't enough. I recomend anoyone who is going to make a purchase to think it through. Personally if I had a good operator and was farming your amount of acres I wouldn't even consider it. Sprayers require a lot of upkeep from everything from pumps to nozzles and everything in between including engines, hydros, planetatries, booms tires. Yes you probably can divert some of the money you would towards your purchase that you would normally spend on Custom work but remember, now you have to pay for the fuel, the depreciation, the labour (okay i know farmers never figure that in) all the repairs, haul and pay for your own water and the help to get it to you and most of all be handy with a wrench. It may seem that your applicator is raking you through the coals but, more than likely he has to eat to and I can assure you he is not getting rich at your expense. Custom app is 100 percent write off, too. Talk to your accountant, he will tell you which is the smartest way to go, mine hasn't steered me wrong yet.