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olsmith

  • Joined Feb 2014
Mobile handling system to rent...Possibly!
« on: November 16, 2015, 02:24:52 pm »
Hello all,

I am currently looking into the idea of buying a mobile handling system, cattle/ sheep, and I want to test the water to see if there is a market amongst smallholders to rent it out?

I am aware that everyone has to muddle along somehow anyway, but didn't know if the benefits of having a purpose built system for collecting/ moving stock without the capital investment would outway the inevitable daily rate that would have to be charged?

Just looking for thought at the moment,
Thanks for reading!

SophieYorkshire

  • Joined Sep 2015
Re: Mobile handling system to rent...Possibly!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 02:29:55 pm »
Be interested to see peoples responses - I've pondered this before.

I think the difficulty will be in having something with enough different 'components' to suit everyone... hilly field, odd shaped corners etc

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Mobile handling system to rent...Possibly!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 02:39:09 pm »
I am told there is a sheep one to hire near here at 30 a day. Hope that helps

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Mobile handling system to rent...Possibly!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 05:27:59 pm »
Around here everyone has their own sheep handling system.  The cattle ones are very expensive and generally come with a contractor for foot trimming and belly clipping.  I haven't yet come across a dual-purpose system.

Tim W

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: Mobile handling system to rent...Possibly!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 07:04:20 pm »
As always is the determining factor

You will have to clean/disinfect it each time you hire it out so will have to charge enough to cover that as well as depreciation etc

Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Mobile handling system to rent...Possibly!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 07:07:52 pm »
......I am currently looking into the idea of buying a mobile handling system, cattle/ sheep, and I want to test the water to see if there is a market amongst smallholders to rent it out?......
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