Can you come & work for me with your 8120 & 45' at $425/hr? I can just hire you out & save myself a lot of money!just wondering what other harvest contractors are running their machines on. The 8120 with 45' front i've been running it on $18ac or $425hr, is that roughly what others have been charging. be good to hear others rates and opinion.
Yes, & that is typical of the problems you encounter when working on an acre only basis. Like others have said, with the machine you've got, 18 ++ is equal to at least 550/hr.also the yields where 1.5-2.5 t/ha and was cutting anywhere from 25-40% more stubble then what the yield was as it was frosted wheat.some padocks looked like 3+ t/ha crop and was only going 1.5-1.8.
26 yrs contracting cannot remember acres $50 ph 3t and under,+ $10pt over at normal cutting, taking the lot becomes an agreed price before starting then u need your hrly rate based on costings, not many farmers like hourly rate start thinking they can afford a new machine.then end up contracting at reduced rates to pay for it..why ? these crops in wa and the east are not yielding 3-5 tph to cover their costsWell said rod, as a header owner i can't see why you would want to be paid on anything other than per hour. The first thing they want to know when you trade a machine in, how many hours has it done? Pretty simple, it depreciates by the hour, you should be charging out by the hour.