ATV fertiliser spreading advice needed..

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Cornwall
Can anyone help?
Looking for any advice (other than don't) regarding fertiliser application by Atv.
Based in Cornwall wondered what the hourly rate might be?
Is there much demand?

Thanks for any help.
 

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
Yeah thats the idea. Plus maybe broadcasting grass seeds as well.
Don't really know the best way of charging. Nearest comparable NACC had was ATV spraying at £45 p/hr

That is around the figure I would be looking at for now, maybe even a bit more.

When doing small areas, the time is spent travelling. I used to charge a higher rate for Call out and the first hour., then a reduced price/hr. after that. You call any service engineer to do anything on a domestic appliance... 50-60 quid call out!!
 

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Cornwall
That is around the figure I would be looking at for now, maybe even a bit more.

When doing small areas, the time is spent travelling. I used to charge a higher rate for Call out and the first hour., then a reduced price/hr. after that. You call any service engineer to do anything on a domestic appliance... 50-60 quid call out!!
Ahh Ideal. Gives me a bit of an idea.
Thank you for your help.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
I’ve got some Winter Barley that’s looking very hungry, that could do with an ATV fert spreader…

That would be a very seasonal job of course, but an extra income stream perhaps?
 

Bertram

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Does fert go through a stocks or bullock type applicator? I've never tried it but assumed it stick, and would rot the moving parts out?
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Does fert go through a stocks or bullock type applicator? I've never tried it but assumed it stick, and would rot the moving parts out?

The Bullock/DeLimbe spreader is plastic and stainless, so no problem with rotting out.

I Doubt it would run though, and certainly not evenly.

I’m sure I read somewhere that you can get an agitator in some models though, which might solve it?
 

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