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whats the average wage per tonne for felling and snedding spruce.how many trees per tonne? 6-15 inch diameter?

 

Lets work this one backwards , day rate £50to£70 (for work in the woods) Depending on ground level conditions and topography lets say you can fell and clean 5 to 7 tones per day then i think you must be some where around the £10 a ton mark, don't all jump on me , yes its been a long time since i did it, and yes i'm sure its still rubbish money:thumbdown: DBH 6-15inch, I'd say about 3 to 5 trees to a Ton. But as i said DON'T ALL JUMP ON ME, the man just wont's an idea.

Edited by Jesse
Forgot to say about tree numbers.

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thanks.im waiting for a day rate at the moment and 50-70 per day isnt sounding too great at the moment when you factor in the price of 5 litres of fuel now,and then youve got your oil + sitka as you know have a lot of snedding work to be done so time is not on your side as far as productivity so hopefully it wont come back as paid per tonne.

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as a day rate supplying all own equipment transport and oil fuel ect £100

if as some guys only work on pice work calculate on that or whote its costing you per day

to complete a days work and whote you need to get a wage

the last time i did any thinnings it was about for first £9-£13 per m3/ ton second thinnings £7-£8

clearfell £5-£7 depending on the size of the produce a bit vague but you have got to give it a go to get a realistic produce amount to base your price on

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First thinnigs were £14.00 per tonne 10 years ago, £11.00 for second, £7.00 per metre for following the harvesters cutting the singles.

Any decent cutter should be on 150.00 per day minimum what with fuel / oil / vehicle costs and of course don't forget the little incidentals like Tax & National insurance.

If some parasite offers you 50 to 100 per day to an experienced cutter, you are entitled to beat them with a stick then let them cut it themselves.

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First thinnigs were £14.00 per tonne 10 years ago, £11.00 for second, £7.00 per metre for following the harvesters cutting the singles.

Any decent cutter should be on 150.00 per day minimum what with fuel / oil / vehicle costs and of course don't forget the little incidentals like Tax & National insurance.

If some parasite offers you 50 to 100 per day to an experienced cutter, you are entitled to beat them with a stick then let them cut it themselves.

 

My feelings exactly, although the beating with the stick bit may be a little extreme.

 

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Any decent cutter should be on 150.00 per day minimum what with fuel / oil / vehicle costs and of course don't forget the little incidentals like Tax & National insurance.

If some parasite offers you 50 to 100 per day to an experienced cutter, you are entitled to beat them with a stick then let them cut it themselves.

 

You might be right but it AINT GONNA HAPPEN! Forestry economics simply aint there yet. Piece rate bonkers cutter maybe but otherwise, dream on.

 

Quick Question;

Am I correct in thinking a lot of climbers / tree care companies are diversifying into commercial forestry, if so why?

 

YES!!! And they are making a massive BALLS UP of it. I subbed to one such shower of crap last year and they still owe me £12k since their so called forester buggered up the timber sale. Note to Arb Firms - f off out of forestry. :cursing::cursing::cursing:

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