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Hi all.

I know we have covered this before but cant find the thread. Recently put our rates up to £30 per hour for processor hire (Farmi WP 36) with operator. Been doing this some years and it's been ticking along but the price hike seems to have dried up the work a bit.

 

Are there lots of guys out there doing processor hire, am I charging too much or is just there are so many processors about no one needs to get a contractor in?

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Is that rate + VAT?

I charge mine at £280/day with one operator based on an 8 hr day,  or hire it out at £180/day without operator

Busy enough with it, but there's  little competition up this way and a lot of folks with stoves.  Its way cheaper than buying in processed firewood but what puts most folks off is the lack of space they have for storing a day or two's processed stuff

 

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54 minutes ago, bilke_user said:

Is that rate + VAT?

I charge mine at £280/day with one operator based on an 8 hr day,  or hire it out at £180/day without operator

Busy enough with it, but there's  little competition up this way and a lot of folks with stoves.  Its way cheaper than buying in processed firewood but what puts most folks off is the lack of space they have for storing a day or two's processed stuff

 

Is that with VAT and do you charge milage?

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The firewood processing business isn't VAT registered so no vat added.  I don't charge milage, instead I tell customers that are a bit away that I'll leave base at 8AM and will be with them at whatever time it takes to get there.  Never had any complain yet

 

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So we are not far off. I add milage at 45p per mile both ways so it probably works out around £280 a day for 8 hours worked on site for lot of jobs.

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