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JDYS
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A person stopped and asked how much I charged to Brush Hog? I was wondering what you guys get. By acre or hour. Thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I charge $25/Acrea or $50 per hour in Houston, Texas for most lots. For more than 10 miles I charge $1.50 per loaded mile for trailering. Other people charge as much as $100 per acrea.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What do they want cut? I usually will take on pastures and fallow fields, but there are some jobs that I won"t do because wrecking a tire, gearbox or worse isn"t worth it. I won"t go near any of the vacant building lots that are waiting to be sold around here because you don"t know what might be hiding in that brush. I have a guy pestering me to mow a field behind his barn that previous owner used to use as a junkyard. I don"t know what is in there either. I"ve told the story about running over a disk with my mower on this site before. . .
Anyway to answer your question, big fields, no obstructions, by the acre; small fields with obstructions, or anything requiring slow ground speed, by the hour.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Everyone charges differnt and also depends on your area. I live in Ohio and tend to charge by the acre because charging by the hr sometimes scares people. Customers like to know what its going to cost them before you even start. Right now I charge 35 and acre if it has not been cut yet this year and if it has 25. Now if its a mess and lots of trees rocks junk it would not make sense to charge by the acre then I charge by the hr. My ford 4000 6ft mower $60.00 hr my ford 5000 7ft $70.00 and if I put my 10ft on $80.00hr Just use commen sense and ask yourself whats it worth for my time and wear and tear on my equipment
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

100 PTO HP and a 15 foot batwing gets $115 an hour and up around here (SENY).
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i charged a man 35 an acre for three acres. my hired man drove at 10 an hour for three hours and hit some steel rods that completely runed the blades 60 bucks, drove off in a septic tank and was luck to get out as just one lid edge broke off, 10 bucks for fuel and a trip to town for new blades. not worth the effort. oh yeah, the guy said tht it had been bush hogged before and there was nothng out there to hit or run over. you'll ever heard that one. bush hogged my neighbors area between her road and her fence just being a good neighbor. do it every year and the i ran over something that cut a tire completely in half. she saw me as i drove slowly to the house and never offered to see what happened or help with the price of a tire. i don't do her drive any more.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks. Its about 20 acres of old pasture. I told him $80 an hour with my 6 foot Woods. We will see if he comes back.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:31 am    Post subject: Re: Brush Hog Rates Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Something else to keep in mind where old pasture is concerned. What is growing up in the pasture. Here in PA we have a lot of mutiflora rose and locust trees. Those young locust are covered in thorns that can penetrate a tire. There is no way to avoid them all. Unless you are running foam filled tires or tracks......
 
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