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charge customer for day with petrol log splitter?

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Yes I sort of agree but a freelance climber brings experience and some kit, he has no need for insurance as that's on mine, he hasn't been to price/ sort job or got to wait weeks to be paid. If the chipper/ splitter breaks it's on me not them.

 

Yes, fair one!

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I want to make £200 a day before i even think about machine fuel & everything elsa . It does not play out like that all the time

When I started out in this game I did not charge enough was happy to be working and earning a wage but things change and for a viable long term business you need to price accordingly.

Plus firewood production is hard work I would want £275 for splitter and £375 for the processor they supply tractor for the latter.

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Oops didn't get back to you... can't find pm...

 

No worries! Nice piece of Beech thought you might be interested in, if not, I'll get at it with the Alaskan on a dry day over Christmas (escape from inlaws!):thumbup1:

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My Wallenstein 640 get hired out (machine only) quite a bit. Everyone reports how well the machine works but they also say that they didn't realize how physically demanding producing logs was :-) :-)

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We charge £25 per hour + fuel and travel at £0.45 per mile for a processor. Think if we charged some of the prices quoted here we would have no work for it.

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We charge £25 per hour + fuel and travel at £0.45 per mile for a processor. Think if we charged some of the prices quoted here we would have no work for it.

 

 

But that's what you do, I'm in business for me so I charge what I need to and so do other people. I don't understand these threads where people want to know how much others would charge when there are so many variables. At £200 a day for a man and machine it's not a decent wage after tax etc.

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But that's what you do, I'm in business for me so I charge what I need to and so do other people. I don't understand these threads where people want to know how much others would charge when there are so many variables. At £200 a day for a man and machine it's not a decent wage after tax etc.

 

What's is a decent wage?

 

Rhetorical question realy. Some are happy with 15K a year when others want 50K +

 

Spent many years earning less than 10K

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