Contractor Rates: What should you be paying?


Ahead of the coming summer season, we have the guideline prices given by the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI). Read them below!

Contractor Rates: What should you be paying?

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Ahead of the coming summer season, we have the guideline prices given by the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI). Read them below!

Ahead of the coming season, for both contractors and farmers alike, it is important to know the ‘going rate’.

The FCI has released a guide recently, which gives an idea of what rates should be for everyone to be operating efficiently. All of the below listed guide prices are given based on a green diesel price of 70cents per litre. Check out some of the guide prices below!

Silage:


Round Bales - wrapped, stacked + plastic - €13 per bale

Round Bales - wrapped, stacked - plastic - €10 per bale.

Round Bale - wrapped in plastic - €9.50

Round Bale - minus plastic - €6.50 per bale.

Round Bale - 4x4 - €4.50 per bale.

Mowing, baling round bale, wrap + plastic- €15 per bale.

Mowing, baling round bale, wrap minus plastic - €12 per bale.

Wrap round bale (4x4) minus plastic - €2.50 per bale.

Stacking and haulage of 4x4 round bales - €60 per hour.

Large Square silage bales - €8 per bale

Hay

Small square bales - €0.50 per bale.

Round bale (4.4) - €4.50 per bale.

Mow - €20 per acre.

Turn - €10 per acre.

Straw

Small square straw bales - €0.50 per bale

Round bale (4x4) - €4.50 per bale.

Round bale (5x4) - €5 per bale.

Large square bale (8x4x3) - €9 per bale.

Large square bale (8x3x3) - €8 per bale.

Large square bale (6x3x3) - €5 per bale.

Hedge-cutting and Plant Hire:

Flail Hedge cutter - €45 per hour

Saw-head hedge-cutter - €60 per hour.

Mulch hedges - up to €70 per hour.

Excavator Hedge-cutting - up to €70 per hour.

13tonne Excavator + driver - €60 per hour.

Backhoe + driver - €40 per hour.

Tractor and dump trailer plus driver - €45 per hour.

10 ft wheeled loader + driver - €50 per hour.

Teleporter + driver - €50 per hour.

Mini-digger + driver - €30 per hour.

Tractor up to 150bhp + driver - €40 per hour.

Tractor up to 200bhp + driver - €50 per hour.



Slurry:

1,500-gallon tanker slurry spreading - €40 per hour.

2,500-gallon tanker slurry spreading - €60 per hour.

3,000 gallons + tanker slurry spreading - €80 per hour.

Slurry spreading (umbilical) - €140 per hour. Set up - €100 per hour.

Slurry spreading using 2,5000+ gallon tanker and trailing shoe - €80 per hour.

Slurry agitation - €80 per hour.

Muck spreading

Loading and spreading of muck using 14t dual/rear discharge - €140 per hour.

Loading and spreading of muck using 10t rear-discharge spreader - €120 per hour.

Muck spreading using 14t rear-discharge spreader - €80 per hour.

Muck spreading using 10t rear-discharge spreader - €60 per hour.

Muck spreading using flail spreader - €40 per hour.

Muck loading using wheeled loader - €60 per hour.

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