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Topic: Generating income from fabrication/welding

Last Post 20 Jul 17 by JoeClark, 1 replies Sort by:

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Joined 19/7/17
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Generating income from fabrication/welding
Posted 20 Jul 17
Just want to get some thoughts, opinions or advice re: fabricating general farm machinery and turning a profit. I'm thinking tractor implements, feeding and animal handling equipment.

Some of the stuff that I see on sale in co-op stores and garages is pretty well priced when I calculate the cost of materials and include for labour. Realistically and without crunching too many numbers I don't think that I could manufacture them any cheaper.I actually went through few resources of [Farming equipments video]( to find more information but could not find much that would help me.

However there are some items that I could build to much higher quality but I would need to sell at a higher price. I personally don't like equipment that is lightly built and skimping on steel, however most people just see the bottom line and do not compare like for like when procuring equipment.

I have welding and metalwork equipment with a decent size workshop that I would like to utilise in my spare time. It would serve as an additional income and cover the cost of my equipment.

Any advice appreciated?
Thank you.
Joined 31/7/06
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Re: Generating income from fabrication/welding
Posted 24 Jul 17
Hi Have you thought of any heavy duty ground driven bale feeders , I cant see any being made lately