Thanks for looking up Gympie Slashing. With the current conditions we are busy, so there
is a wait of about 4 weeks for slashing.
I am sorry about the inconvenience, but if you are happy to wait,
please phone me.
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 exactly how much the job will cost. 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.
The actual hourly rate for slashing is $126.50 per hour
including GST ($115+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:
When the deisel fuel price goes above $1.90 per litre I have to add a surcharge of $3-$5 per hour, depending how high the per litre price is, to offset the extra cost. It doesn't cover the extra daily refueling bill but it's a contribution, as the hourly rate of $126.50 was based on a fuel price around $1.50-$1.60 per litre.
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.
Phone: 0428 397 430