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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 15 foot bush hog. What is a fair to charge for bush hogging a 40 acre neglected field? I have seen adds in the paper for $35 per hour for a 6 foot bush hog.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I get $65/hr for 45 hp tractor+5'bush hog. Even more for the rubbertrack crawler with a 4' mounted up front. If you don't pay for your equipment, you won't stay in business.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:09 am    Post subject: Re: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

we are at 40 an acre till it get past the top of front tires.We recently did 40 acres and charged 60 an acre cause it was 12 foot high
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:10 am    Post subject: Re: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

$60.00/hr for 30 HP 5ft. $200.00 min.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

For a 15 ft. wide bush hog with 100+ HP, I think you should be getting at least $100/hr. A mower and tractor that size doesn't come cheap. Dave
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

$65 Canadian for Massey 135 and John Deere 5'
brush cutter. I do work the snot out of the hog.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: how much to charge for bush hog work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Going rate here is $18 per acre for reasonably clean ground, 20 acres and larger, just weeds/tall grass. Heavy brush is a different matter.

SOME un-insured, non-legitimate business (ie, doesn't pay taxes, ect) part-timers charge as little as $30 an hour for smaller tractor/mower rigs. Full time legitimate operators charge upwards of $60 per hour for 6'/7' mowers behind capable tractor.

15' batwing behind capable tractor (here) runs from $90 to $125 average. Larger acreage (hence, less transporting equipment expenses) can run less.

I usually get $125 hr for 95hp tractor/15' batwing. Will discount SOME on jobs of more than 8 hrs.
 
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