Going rate for contract drilling

I’ve been asked by a neighbour to drill 50 acres of beans for them as it’s too wet for their Vaderstad now. 6metre tine drill, 220hp tractor, all Labour and diesel supplied by ourselves. They will supply seed and loader. Medium to heavy land. Needs to be done to make a profit, not just to cover costs. I have a figure in mind, which I’ll not put up here yet, just want to gage what others think.
 

mf7480

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Mixed Farmer
Seeing as you already have the drill I would guess the cost to you will be much, much less than £10/acre.

Let’s say it costs you £50/hr to run it and you do 8 acres/ hour? It’s under £7
 

Bob lincs

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Arable Farmer
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Robt

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Seeing as you already have the drill I would guess the cost to you will be much, much less than £10/acre.

Let’s say it costs you £50/hr to run it and you do 8 acres/ hour? It’s under £7
He said he wants to make a profit. Neighbour isn’t dying just to wet to use his one drill. If a favour will surfice then crack on. But as a business choice , I’d charge by the hour. £40 per hour
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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