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Old 11-05-2017, 08:34 PM
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Prices i seen last year
1.5t 135
3t 180
6t 250
8t 340
13t 400
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:08 PM
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You are doing well if you are the one doing the hiring. Not so good if you are the hirer.
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Yes... actually considering one for a bulking job I've got this winter... for no other reason than it being the same price as a standard.
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Old 13-05-2017, 02:38 PM
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Be lucky to get 475 + vat + haulage both ways down here

Morris L & Plant F put them out for 425 / 450 and then charge barley nothing for haulage ruining it for everyone
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Old 13-05-2017, 03:10 PM
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thanks for the input,was asked by someone to hire my machine self drive for a week and he was offering 500 quid.not really something id thought about before but dont think its worth it?
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Old 14-05-2017, 03:03 PM
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Problem is there earning no money parked up, can't really charge for paint loss but all damage is chargeable and make sure they have the correct insurance in place
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Old 14-05-2017, 07:40 PM
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Problem is there earning no money parked up,
Statement often heard by a plant owner just before he jumps on the price cutting downward spiral to oblivion & bankrupcy

Have you worked out exactly what it costs parked up and what it costs when working. Many forget about wear & tear on running gear, pins & bushes, maintenance & servicing which are not required when stood but soon rack up when out.

Anybody owning plant should have done proper ownership costings. Many make the mistake of thinking the good times never end and that machines work 50 weeks a year. Most allow themselves a 2 week holiday when in reality many only earn for around 40wks.
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Old 14-05-2017, 08:11 PM
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Statement often heard by a plant owner just before he jumps on the price cutting downward spiral to oblivion & bankrupcy

Have you worked out exactly what it costs parked up and what it costs when working. Many forget about wear & tear on running gear, pins & bushes, maintenance & servicing which are not required when stood but soon rack up when out.

Anybody owning plant should have done proper ownership costings. Many make the mistake of thinking the good times never end and that machines work 50 weeks a year. Most allow themselves a 2 week holiday when in reality many only earn for around 40wks.
I fully understand what your saying Rob, i work out all expenses and file away on a word document. I no what the machine has earn't me and cost me in the last 12months any profit from the actual machine has been put to one side to allow for the quieter times.

But i would never turn down a hire because someone was going to be putting wear and tear on the machine i never thought i would say it but its a tool at the end of the day.
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Old 14-05-2017, 08:48 PM
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I'd rather leave a machine stood up these days than let it out on self drive. Even so called friends send them back with damage. Not saying don't do it but for me the money earned didn't justify the troubles that came with it. The dumper regularly got an extra traffic stripe from people trying to squeeze past skips etc.
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Old 14-05-2017, 09:13 PM
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well i dont need 500 that badly,if all went well it would be ok but something goes wrong and 500 is fuck all compaired to all the hastle that comes with it
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But i would never turn down a hire because someone was going to be putting wear and tear on the machine i never thought i would say it but its a tool at the end of the day.
Your right, but there comes a time when enough is enough.

Say I hired a machine for 500, stuck it in the claypits at newton abbot with the sole job of tracking around in the slop.. wouldn't be beyond the realms of fantasy to put 500 of wear on it a week.

I just don't bother with it, you will never make a fortune hiring it out self drive and the cost in time and money when people are ringing up because a pipe has blown or the tracks come off.. only takes a hose or two to go and that's that profit for the week eaten... don't start me on wearing parts.

45hr for a D6N dozer apparently.... Well a D5 in proper numbers but my point still stands :/
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