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Cost of Operation for one-man forestry mulching operation

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by Hummed46, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. daveyclimber

    daveyclimber Member

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    Its easy to write down projections of this and that but they rarely amount to reality. I recently started a mulching business about a year ago, buying wht appeared to be good equipment. A year later im nearly bankrupt, my contract took 3 times longer to complete due to mechanical brekdowns and **** poor manufacturers support. A skid steer is a toy when it come to mulching and it will be very difficult for you to turn a profit because those small machimes eat parts like nobodys business. My machines are large purpose built or converted units. I havent even worked this season due to repairs and backorders of parts. Wish you the best in your endeavor.
     
  2. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting that daveyclimber, I hope things turn around for you. Its never fun when things don't work out the way you would like, and it really stinks when the things that go wrong are out of your own control.
     
  3. daveyclimber

    daveyclimber Member

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    But mulching trees sure is a lot of fun.