Thanks for looking up Gympie Slashing.
(September 2022): A note on this year's wet conditions- We are almost caught up after the delays due to our very wet year, but there are still a few spots that aren't tractor-friendly. Very steep blocks and shady low lying areas are a bit risky still. Most places are okay, and at the minute I can get to jobs roughly within a week.
Read on for more info.
All the best, Chris. 0428 397430.
Gympie Slashing is here to provide a friendly and reliable grass
slashing service for rural and semi-rural acreages, farming properties, or
unused blocks in the Gympie Region.
The equipment used is a 2021 model John Deere 6110 4WD tractor which is 110 horsepower, with
a front-end loader featuring standard bucket, as well as pallet forks if
needed. So I can push timber into heaps, push over trees up to three or four metres high, get rid of lantana where accessible, smooth out rough areas and
generally take some of the hard work out of property clean-ups.
The slasher is a Howard 7-foot extra heavy duty slasher, able to handle most types of terrain including steep country, and heavy
grass. ( It has to be said that extremely rocky and rough country isn't suitable but I can have a look and say yes or no, or leave the portions that are no-go areas and slash the rest).
The easy stuff is also welcome!
We can also handle a small amount of light clearing of wattle and eucalypt
regrowth, if you have that on your property.
I do all the slashing myself, I so I
can do the job to my satisfaction.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Where possible I give
a quote so you know how much the job will cost. Sometimes it's more of an estimate. It’s not always
possible to tell exactly how long it will take, especially on the bigger jobs, or if the the whole lot isn't visible.
Currently ( July 2022 ) the hourly rate for slashing is $132.00 per hour
including GST ($120+GST), and a travel fee that is from $88 to $121 depending where it is, the most common is $99 or $110.
NOTE ON RISING FUEL PRICES:
Fuel has gone up by 80c a litre since Christmas as we all know, costing an extra $8 per hour in running costs for the tractor and truck. i'e. we're spending about $800-$1000 a month more on fuel than in 2021. I've raised the price by $5 per hour, absorbing the difference. So that's why slashing is dearer than previously, I think most people understand that.
WHY IS THERE A TRAVEL FEE?
It’s to cover the cost of running the truck and the time
taken travelling, and loading and unloading the tractor.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU SLASH IN AN HOUR?
It’s tricky to answer that because there are so many things
that affect it. A rule of thumb could be 1.5 -2.0 acres per hour but it could be
faster or slower depending on things like how much turning is involved, things
to go around, steep sections, steep banks and gullies, short or long runs,
super thick grass, gates, fiddly bits, multiple trees, etc.
Basically it's determined by what gear I'm in and how much manouvreing is involved.
DO YOU CHARGE BY THE ACRE?
No, by the hour.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
Usually up to 25kms north, south, east and west of Gympie.
For the areas further away it needs to be a bigger job to justify the travel
time which I am happy to do, but I can also recommend operators in other
districts if I can’t do it myself.
QUALITY RURAL FENCING
Sorry, I have recently stopped doing the fencing.
Feel free to phone for more information or send me an email. Thanks for looking me up, Chris.
Phone: 0428 397 430