Discussion in 'Pictures and video' started by irish eddie, Dec 12, 2014.
Between 50 and 60 lads are here plus vat.
60+ vat, maybe for a saw, the Kerry hedge must be tough work.
I can get a 14 on track machine with mulcher for 50 an hour. Got a world of hedges cut at the butt last year for 1000 euro
40+ would be the go of it around here, did you cut much hedges yourself mucky or did you find it cheaper to let the contractor do the most of them?
Track machines with heavy mulches here are 80 euro an hour
10 ton machine and saw is 40 plus vat up here.
We got the contractor with the mulcher to cut hedges on 60 acres at the butt. It really opened up fields. We will be able to do them now with our own hedgecutter with just 2 or 3 passes. We got 30 hours of cutting done.
Local contractor has a 14 ton komatsu with extra pumps/coolers for working the mulcher. It operates on about half revs and is very easy on diesel. There's no justification for charging double the cost of a track machine for just the addition of a mulcher.
Local contractor here that I used to work for has one of the heavy duty seppi ones on a 312 cat. Didn't change anything on the machine to work it. 55+vat an hour for it. Mulcher cost 18k as far as I can remember.
The mulcher was close to 30k I'm sure he's at it to make money
Don’t know what would be a fair price but a mulcher and associated extras could be worth as much as a good used 14T, significantly more than a few buckets anyway.
The same rate as a tractor and mulcher down there?The hedgecutter men are doing well
A track machine is a field only machine that needs a tractor and lowloader between sites, that has to be paid for.
They be Inc vat.
I should have said it took 3 hours plus travel time each way. Same thing happened me Christmas week . Was still fresh in my mind and I had a bit of help this time putting the rotor back in and lining up shims.
That seems like very good value for a job that leaves no tidying up and one easy pass on the land. How did the machine handle any wire that it would've come across? How heavy were the hedges that it was dealing with?
Could you not have used a big bar to try to shift the rotor and the wire would pop out? Only once i thought i was bet with wire and i left the bar in the rotor, stuck it in the ground as far as i could and drove on a bit, never had to disassemble a rotor to remove wire. Was it the non drive end that got blocked?
I had a 4 foot bar and just moved it a tiny bit.i got a lot of it out in the field,screw driver,long nose pliers and small vice grip.eventually it broke just inside the housing.
Yep non drive end.
try the bar trick in the ground the next time, the outer hub wears on the non drive side leaving a bit of space for the wire to jam in, if you manage to get it to turn you'll get to a wider spot and the wire should nearly fall out
Hopefully won't have to do it any time soon,but thanks for the help,I'll keep it in mind.
Owner says that mulcher handles barbed or straight wire perfectly but with sheep wire it can throw it and crack glass on the machine. All of those hedges were sheep wire free.