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Machinery

Machinery rental

I farm 750 acres. I have decent machinery for that acreage but nothing new. My son has rented a piece of ground. He will be using my machinery. I would be happy just to let him use it but I don't want his siblings to someday say that he got something that they never got. Besides it is a good learning experience to pay for what you use. I'm not sure how to charge him. I was thinking of a flat rate/hour + fuel on tractor usage which would include whatever is being pulled behind it. Then there is the combine and semi. He can pay it off with labor in the spring and fall. Any thoughts or ideas or something that works for you?

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

I started in a similar situation. 1st year went 75% of Iowa full custom rate or 15% over your cost per. Problem we ran into was keeping f...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

i farm with my father and have two older siblings not on the operation. I currently farm the majority of the ground and own most of the equi...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

I work with another farmer. He has the bulk of the machinery. I would do between $50 to $60 acre, your son supplies the fuel. Thats fair for...

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Verified FBN Member (OR)

Nothing wrong with giving a family discount as long as he's paying something good lesson and pays for wear and tear. If your i a position to...

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Verified FBN Member (CA)

charge him tractor rent, have him pay for his own fuel and you pay him for his labor. That will keep it clean for you, your son and for his ...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

I charge my kids $/per acre for complete work. Like tillage, planting, spraying, combining


Verified FBN Member (SD)

I would look at Iowa State custom rates to determine what to charge him.

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