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Old 30-04-2013, 09:47 PM
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I spoke to the fella again and I told he'd need to be getting at least 35ph to make anything out of it and he told me what the firm was offering him............23ph I told him to get an 8 tonner cos that is all they want to pay for. I think he's thought again and not going down that route now.
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I spoke to the fella again and I told he'd need to be getting at least 35ph to make anything out of it and he told me what the firm was offering him............23ph I told him to get an 8 tonner cos that is all they want to pay for. I think he's thought again and not going down that route now.
23 for a 20 tonner........................

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Reading this thread has compounded my desire to get out of this mugs vocation...capital outlay more than the cost of many hoses,running costs through the roof,headache and mither to earn a fraction of what most builders( or so called) are charging for running a shagged out van and a belle mixer....just when you think youre making something,you have a great fuel bill,a vat return,or a tax bill..... The good days have gone...and they won't be back anytime soon...
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Old 13-05-2013, 10:38 PM
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Reading this thread has compounded my desire to get out of this mugs vocation...
I wouldn't get too disheartened by these prices. The company that he was gonna work for were extracting the urine. The lad in question wouldn't have made enough to pay for the machine and his wages let alone any other running costs. He was thinking he'd be able to make money quickly but we all know it doesn't happen that way. If it did, we'd all be owner operators.
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Old 14-05-2013, 07:58 AM
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General plant hire I think it's hard work, doing full projects is where we are heading towards and doing everything ourselves where we can, next up for us is a dam spillway should be fun, been asked to look at a new canal marina but it's 1.30hr away not sure I want that as I have my son 50% of the time.
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General plant hire I think it's hard work, doing full projects is where we are heading towards and doing everything ourselves where we can,
This is the problem we are having. Most 'subbies' are now buying/leasing their own plant. When companies like Ridgeway Rentals are putting a PC210 out on self-drive for 500pw, it is a lot cheaper for a subbie to stick one of their own men on it. We all know there are lots of people out there with CPCS cards who don't know one end of a dipper from the other but it don't take a genius to operate a 360, it's experience that makes the difference. However, to many firms go in at rock bottom pricing and savings/quantity come before quality. I'm looking for a job where the firm does their own work because I think the operated plant is on a downhill slope.
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Reading this thread has compounded my desire to get out of this mugs vocation...capital outlay more than the cost of many hoses,running costs through the roof,headache and mither to earn a fraction of what most builders( or so called) are charging for running a shagged out van and a belle mixer....just when you think youre making something,you have a great fuel bill,a vat return,or a tax bill..... The good days have gone...and they won't be back anytime soon...
Any updates on your exit from the industry Polish ? A Change of career is a very interesting subject.
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