Posted 5/12/2022 12:39 (#9657696 - in reply to #9657622) Subject: RE: Round Bales/Cut Rake Bale
r82230 - 5/12/2022 11:29
gfd_703 - 5/12/2022 09:47
I custom bale and just trying to wrap my head around the increased costs this year. My question is what is everyone charging this year? 5 1/2 ft x 5 foot bale baled with new John Deere baler, net wrapped. I have been at $14 to bale and $14 to cut and rake. If I go to $16 to bale and $16 to cut and rake then add a $20 per hour fuel charge my numbers look like I will be even profit wise with previous years. I would like to hear from others as to what you are charging this year as well as from what anyone is paying. Thanks in advance.
Perhaps you made a mistake, looks like you are charge the same for baling only and to rake/bale?
On to your question, how many gallons an hour does your tractor burn? And how many bales an hour do you average? That should tell you if $20 fuel charge is enough or not. IMHO
No mistake I have always charged the same to bale or cut and rake. More expenses per bale to bale but more time and fuel to cut and rake, it seems to balance out.