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    Hey y'all just wondering how many of y'all do tractor work on the side? I have a Massey Ferguson 135 and I was thinking about doing some work on the side. I have a plow a disk and a bush hog. Was wondering how much work I could get with those implements. Any advice or experiences would be useful
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    Platinum Member Shaneard's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finding tractor work

    Put an ad on your local craigslist in the farm & garden section stating what you have and your rates. You may get surprised different seasons of the year!
    God is good, all the time!

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    Generally what do y'all charge

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    Platinum Member Shaneard's Avatar
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    I usually charge $60 an hour.
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    Do you stay busy enough to make it with while?

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    I try not to do any side work when I get off work, I'd rather spend time with my family but when I do I charge $60 an hour. You can't get the time back spent with family. A man once told me "when your kids are small your to busy to spend time with them and when their grown, their to busy to spend time with you." <---That is the truth and I'd rather spend time with them and the wife.
    God is good, all the time!

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    There's lots of threads on here on this subject. One common piece of advice: get insurance. $H!T happens. It's easy to make a few hundred bucks bush hogging. If you accidentally back through a fence, plow through a phone line, run over someone's dog, that few hundred bucks will be gone, and lots more of your money too.

    $60/hr sounds pretty appealing, but don't forget your costs insurance, fuel, travel time, maintenance on the machine and implements all add up quickly.
    Kubota mx4700, New Holland TC-29D

    Mostly I grow vegetables. I get to make firewood too, but not as much as I'd like. And if I'm really lucky, I get to make some maple syrup.

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    Put small flyers up at your local general store etc.,fair price and word of the mouth you maybe turning jobs away before you know it.

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    You think you could make enough to make a living at it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustter4 View Post
    You think you could make enough to make a living at it?
    It's a roll of the dice. Depends on your perception of what a living is.

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