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APRIL 2019
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Machinery
APRIL 2019
Machinery
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These are the average guideline prices surveyed from
FCI members, the actual prices may vary considerably
between regions, soil types, distance travelled, size of
contract undertaken, size and type of equipment used,
amount of product applied etc. The FCI is also aware
that many contractors make individual arrangements
with their customers regarding diesel (eg separate fuel
surcharge, fuel used on-farm etc). The prices below do
not reflect this market trend and such agreements may
make a significant di erence to contracting charges.
Prices are based on green diesel at 70 cent/litre.
Baling & bale handling
Charge (all prices plus VAT)
Bale, wrap, stack and move
(inc. plastic 4 layers, extra layers additional cost)
/BALE
Bale, wrap, stack and move (excl. Plastic)
/BALE
Bale and wrap (inc. plastic 4 layers, extra layers additional cost)
/BALE
Bale and wrap (excl. plastic)
/BALE
Baling silage (4x4)
/BALE
Mow, bale and wrap (incl. plastic 4 layers, extra layers additional cost)
/BALE
Mow, bale and wrap (excl. plastic)
/BALE
Wrap (4x4) (excl. plastic)
. /BALE
Bale transport
/HR
Bale stacking
/HR
Large square bales of silage (6x4x3)
. /BALE
Large 5x3x2 silage bales wrapped
/BALE
Hay small square bales
. /BALE
Hay round bales (4x4)
/BALE
Hay cutting/mowing
. /ACRE
Straw small square bales
. /BALE
Straw round bales (4x4)
/BALE
Straw round bales (5x4)
/BALE
Straw (8x4x3)
. /BALE
Straw (6x3x3)
/BALE
Straw (8x3x3)
. /BALE
Cultivations
Min till cultivation (per pass)
16/ac
Levelling harrow
26/ac/run or 95/hr
Disc harrowing
42/ac
Ploughing lea
37/ac
Ploughing stubble
47/ac/run or 125/hr
Power harrowing/run (3m)
10.50/ac or 42/hr
Rolling
115/hr
Sub-soiling /mole draining/hr
125/ac or 8.50/tonne
gravel
Gravel mole drainage
120/acre or 8/tonne gravel
Drilling/sowing operations
Conventional grain/fertiliser
42/ac
Conventional seed only
32/ac
Direct drill
47/ac
Maize seeding (incl. laying plastic and spraying, but excl. plastic
cost)
79/ac
One pass seed only
42/ac
One pass combine drill
47/ac
Min-till/strip-till drill
42/ac
One-pass grass reseeding
47/ac
Grass seeding quality job, seeding & rolling (not incl. seed)
210/ac
Plough, till & sow maize
184/ac
Seed cleaning
Cleaned and dressed
157/tonne
Complete cultivation work
Plough and one pass
68/ac
Plough, till and sow grain
90/ac
Fertiliser application
Broadcasting 2 bags per acre
37/tonne or 84/hour
Broadcasting general
37/tonne or 84/hour
Bulk spreading
37/tonne
Lime spreading
5/tonne
Spraying
Low volume 83 l/ac
16/ac
Combining & beet
Cereals & oil seed rape
52/ac
Cereals & oil seed rape & chopping
58/ac
Grain haulage (up to 15km)
5/tonne
Beet harvesting
130/ac
Hedgecutting
Hedgecutter flail
47/hr
Hedgecutter sawhead
63/hr
Hedgecutter excavator/digger
63-73/hr
Mulching hedges
53-73/hr
Silage & willow harvesting
Mowing conditioner
21/ac
Raking/tedding/rowing
11/ac
Precision chop grass silage complete job (in pit)
115/ac (extra for long draw)
Maize silage complete job (in pit)
150/ac (extra for long draw)
Wagon silage complete job (into the pit)
105/ac (extra for long draw)
Whole crop silage complete job (into the pit)
125/ac (extra for long draw)
Zero Grazing
63/load (will vary with
capacity & distance)
Willow harvesting complete job
190/ac (extra for long draw)
Slurry & muck spreading
Muck loading wheeled loader
63/hr
Muck spreading flail
42/hr
Muck spreading 10 tonne
63/hr
Muck spreading 14 tonne
84/hr
Loading and spreading 12 tonne spreader
125/hr
14 tonne dual/rear discharge spreader and loader
145/hr
Slurry agitation
85/hr
Slurry spreading 1,500 gal tanker
45/hr
Slurry spreading 2,500 + gal tanker
65/hr
Slurry spreading 3,000 + gal tanker
85/hr
Umbilical spreading (set up charge laying out & reeling in
100/hr)
150/hr
Trailing shoe 2,500 + gal tanker
85/hr
Plant & tractor hire
14 tonne excavator
65/hr
Digger hire (3CX)
45/hr
Tractor and dumper 14 tonne
50/hr
Wheel loader 10 tonne
55/hr
Teleporter
55/hr
Mini-digger
32/hr
Road sweeper
40/hr
Tractor hire (100-150hp tractor & operator)
45/hr
Tractor Hire (150-200hp tractor & operator)
55/hr
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