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  1. #11
    Elite Member
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    Stowe, Vermont
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    Kubota L3240HST, KX-121-3S

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    Jeez, Bob, if you lived a little closer I'd loan you my rake for a couple of months. I only use it a couple times a year; the rest of the time it sits idle. Ever cross the lake over to Vermont..?

    Pete

  2. #12

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    Canton, Texas
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    Deere 5520 MFWD

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    At $72.00 per day, that post hole digger sounds pretty expensive to me. Especially since a top of the line model only costs around $1000.00 If you look around at typical rental prices, figuring that you could rent a $25,000 dollar skid steer for around $250.00 per day (at least around here), that post hole digger should probably rent for around $10.00. If I could get $72.00 per day for my $1000.00 implements (and this assumes that they are renting out top line equipment), I would have an entire field full of $1000.00 implements. This works out to a 275% interest rate on your money, even if the equipment is totally worthless after one year, and by only renting it out one day per week. I think that I am in the wrong business.

  3. #13

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    Sharpsburg, Md
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    John Deere 4100 HST

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    rf33,

    I would imagine that the cost of renting a piece equipment is based upon the original price, how much the equipment is used, and repair/maintenance costs. A rake is built to take a lot of abuse and has low maintenance. A post hole digger on the other hand is a higher maintenance item due to the gearbox and auger. A sad but true fact is that the renters really don't care about how they use the equipment and are prone to pushing it's capabilities. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

    Terry

  4. #14
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    Central florida
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    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

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    Is this a tractor post hole digger? How many posts are you putting in? At 72 bucks a day... you are over half the price of a cheap hand help, and 20 to 30% of a mid grade tractor one... May pay to buy one.

    Chris

  5. #15
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    Western New York
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    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    Chris, Thats what I was thinking. I would use it maybe a few times a year if I had one.... well maybe if I had one I could find uses for it![img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img] I need to do about 12 holes to replace a fence at my dad's house, and could use it for planting trees. I have a hand one, but heck...I have a tractor that won't be sore after digging 12 holes like I would be! I might start looking in the papers for a used one.

  6. #16

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    With all those implements that everybody has laying around that they only use a few times a year, there should be plenty to go around.

    All we need to do is organize into regional equipment-sharing co-ops. All it would take would be a good web site directory of who has what where and some scheme for encouraging people to offer their stuff for use.

    Maybe TBN could host the site?

    - Rick

  7. #17
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    Apr 2001
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    Vermont
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    sold - Kubota L2850 DT-7 4x4 Shuttle Shift

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    I've thought about that before... Same goes for other tools and garden equipment... It seems like such a waste to have all this stuff that just get used once or twice a year!

  8. #18

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    Vermilion County, IL
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    2000 B7500HSD Kubota, 2 Case ingersol 448 tractors

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    I also have a lot of equipment. My main reason for have all of it is because I spend more time getting it at a rental place and taking it back. Plus if it is mine I have it when I need it. This is weather I need it for 15 minutes or 15 days.

  9. #19
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    Dixon, Il
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    ford 9700, tw30, massey, jd2030 jd4010, yanmar F60d, ym330d, ym276d,ym226d,ym186d, ym2000, ym155

    Default Re: Equipment rental

    Machine cost & maintanance aren't the only factors in rental cost. There is time involved with instructing users & handling the rental process. Also liability. A phd can be a dangerous piece of equipment if not used properly. I rent PHD's for $2/hole with or without a tractor with a $50 minimum. Some people are only going to use it once & would much rather rent. If one has a tractor & is going to use it ocassionally purchasing is probably the way to go.

  10. #20

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    <font color=blue>... I rent PHD's for $2/hole ...</font color=blue>

    Do you have a special "hole counter" mounted...? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

    Seriously... how do you determine how many "holes" the rented PHD performed...? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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