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Old 27-04-2013, 08:46 PM
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Could you hire a machine on self-drive and hire it out as operated plant, with yourself in the seat and still make a living.
I know someone who is thinking of doing this and I can't see how you'd make it pay. He reckons he can get a PC210 for £500pw and with fuel supplied, he's not get any other outlay. Sounds a bit too easy and if it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is. What's the going rate for hiring a 20 tonner these days?
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Pecall if it's the right contract and for a sensible hire then yes you could make it pay, a week here and a week there then no, Tim will tell you probably around the £00.00 an hour mark, there is some silly deals out there at the moment. Daz
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Old 27-04-2013, 08:59 PM
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Tim will tell you probably around the £00.00 an hour mark, there is some silly deals out there at the moment. Daz
I'm pretty sure Tim would want a bit more than that.

Thanks for that Dan. It would have to be a steady hire with no breaks or that £500pw is gonna seem an absolute nightmare.
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It all sounds great when its talk,but thats as far as a lot of ideas go.....what about other costs like insurance and and what knot ? Hiring the machine is the easy bit.
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i did it for my first two years, its not easy but yeah i made a living and saved enough to eventually buy my own machine. not sure about the big stuff but i would guess theres enough meat on the bone
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A PC 210 will use upto 200L per day Thats £150 per day. Thats £750 per 5 day week for fuel so how the F can anyone hire one out for £500 per week fuel supplied ....
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the reason i put £00.00 was so that i couldn't get shot down in flames by Tim, the lord is right the hire is the easy part. I have heard of the likes of Ridgeway and Hawk putting 210's out for £500 a week but not with fuel, a 210 will burn more than £100 a day so where is the machine payback, Daz
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i would guess he means fuel supplied by whoever is hiring him

Ag contractors do this quite a bit £XX per hour with fuel or £XXX per hour farmer supplies fuel
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i would guess he means fuel supplied by whoever is hiring him

Ag contractors do this quite a bit £XX per hour with fuel or £XXX per hour farmer supplies fuel
Would you trust a any one to guarantee you 100 quid a day for fuel Gray?I know I sure as fcuk would not
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It reads as if the machine hirer is supplying.
We have two major clients at present who are both supplying fuel. I put it to them that they will save many thousands over the year this way .... also saves us having to order and pay for fuel before we get paid. Last largish job we were on was using 9000 litres per week. The job used 180,000 Litres and we were having to pay way before we got paid.
I allways price daywork plus fuel.
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