pasture clipping charge

Discuss grasses and how to grow and harvest them.
denoginnizer
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:38 am
Location: Alabama

pasture clipping charge

Post by denoginnizer » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:33 am

How much do people charge per acre to cut grass in your area? They charge between 5 and 8 here .



User avatar
J. T.
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1110
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:45 pm
Location: ALABAMA

Post by J. T. » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:37 am

I used to get $10.00/hour 20 years ago when I was a college kid making a little extra money. I figured it would be higher than the prices you gave.

User avatar
preston39
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1537
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:19 am
Location: Kentucky, Smithland

Post by preston39 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:30 am

J. T. wrote:I used to get $10.00/hour 20 years ago when I was a college kid making a little extra money. I figured it would be higher than the prices you gave.

=========
jt,
I understand he is talking per acre....you're talking per hour.
G. Preston
"Without Christ you are alone....can you handle it?"
If you must doubt something...doubt your limits.

bigbull338
Beefmaster Breeder
Beefmaster Breeder
Posts: 16565
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:34 pm
Location: texas

custom shredding

Post by bigbull338 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:46 am

round here shredding is $12 an ac. but if i was going tobe doing coustom shredding or hay baling. id charge $40 an hr.scott

User avatar
J. T.
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1110
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:45 pm
Location: ALABAMA

Post by J. T. » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:24 am

preston39 wrote:
J. T. wrote:I used to get $10.00/hour 20 years ago when I was a college kid making a little extra money. I figured it would be higher than the prices you gave.

=========
jt,
I understand he is talking per acre....you're talking per hour.

You're correct. I misread his post.

User avatar
Crowderfarms
Wagon Master
Wagon Master
Posts: 7342
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:38 pm
Location: Middle Tennessee

Post by Crowderfarms » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:46 pm

preston39 wrote:
J. T. wrote:I used to get $10.00/hour 20 years ago when I was a college kid making a little extra money. I figured it would be higher than the prices you gave.

=========
jt,
I understand he is talking per acre....you're talking per hour.
Just for the record, a lot of em' charge by the hour here. Some get upwards of 20.00 an Hr. depending on terrain.Some get 10.00-20.00 an acre as well.
Hoss, Please stay!

User avatar
ollie
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 984
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:10 pm

Post by ollie » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:06 pm

Why would anyone own a bushog if you can get pasture clipped for 10.00 per hr? I am editing. I reread it. I get it now. 10.00 per acre is the cheapest here. Good fields with no brush.
25 to 30 per hr.
I head North to seek out a man that some say can explain to me the brotherhood of the apostrophe.

denoginnizer
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:38 am
Location: Alabama

Post by denoginnizer » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:08 pm

Is that per tractor hour or per hour?

User avatar
Crowderfarms
Wagon Master
Wagon Master
Posts: 7342
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:38 pm
Location: Middle Tennessee

Post by Crowderfarms » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:10 pm

Good question...
Hoss, Please stay!

jgn
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 284
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:20 pm
Location: central ky

Post by jgn » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:39 pm

Usually around here most people seem to be around $25 per acre. I haven't seen any ads on an hour basis. What happens when you hire someone by the hour and they pull up to clip 50 acres and bring a 5 foot clipper, hope you got a deep wallet.
Doing it right the first time = more time for other things.

User avatar
ollie
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 984
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:10 pm

Post by ollie » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:43 pm

denoginnizer wrote:Is that per tractor hour or per hour?
The fella wears a stop watch around his neck. No kidding. When you stop to visit with him he is careful to stop it where you can see him, like you know when he started and when he finishes. I feel like they are acurate enough. I have had them clip for me and it works out to around 10 dollars per acre. He uses a 10ft cutter. 7ft if he is in real hard big brush.
I head North to seek out a man that some say can explain to me the brotherhood of the apostrophe.

denoginnizer
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:38 am
Location: Alabama

Post by denoginnizer » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:31 pm

How high do yall like the pasture cut? I just cut some 6 inches and some 4 . Just kinda experimenting.

bigbull338
Beefmaster Breeder
Beefmaster Breeder
Posts: 16565
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:34 pm
Location: texas

pasture cut

Post by bigbull338 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:19 am

we cut the pasure at 6in high . keeps weeds an brush down.scott

jgn
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 284
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:20 pm
Location: central ky

Post by jgn » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:34 am

I clip to cut all the tall stuff and leave as much of the undergrowth as possible.
Doing it right the first time = more time for other things.

User avatar
Crowderfarms
Wagon Master
Wagon Master
Posts: 7342
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:38 pm
Location: Middle Tennessee

Post by Crowderfarms » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:40 am

jgn wrote:I clip to cut all the tall stuff and leave as much of the undergrowth as possible.
Same Here.
Hoss, Please stay!

Post Reply