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Hey everyone,
   Quick question, I have an opportunity to haul pick up truck loads of manure from a horse farmer 5.5 miles away and he has offered to pay me for hauling it. He asked how much I'd like and I just told him whatver he thinks is fair and we can work something out as I have no experience hauling for payment. I have tried searching on google but havent found any information on basic price hauling that makes sense to me so any suggestions are appreciated. Is $10 a load offensive to ask for or am I selling my self short for the gas involved and the time it takes me to manually unload the manure?
 
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Are you hauling it just to help him get rid of it or also for your use/benefit?

If it's just a "job", I'd base it off the mileage and time required.  In your case, I'd assume primarily the time since it's only 5.5 miles.  Unless it's a horrible dirt road or something.  Figure out what your time is worth and charge accordingly.  

If you're getting a similar amount of benefit to what he's getting from doing this work, just take the number you'd want if it was a job and divide it in half.

If I had an excessive pile of horse poop and couldn't find people to take it for free, I'd probably be willing to pay $10 to get rid of a large truckload of it.   But I don't have horses...
 
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Mike Jay wrote:Are you hauling it just to help him get rid of it or also for your use/benefit?

If it's just a "job", I'd base it off the mileage and time required.  In your case, I'd assume primarily the time since it's only 5.5 miles.  Unless it's a horrible dirt road or something.  Figure out what your time is worth and charge accordingly.  

If you're getting a similar amount of benefit to what he's getting from doing this work, just take the number you'd want if it was a job and divide it in half.

If I had an excessive pile of horse poop and couldn't find people to take it for free, I'd probably be willing to pay $10 to get rid of a large truckload of it.   But I don't have horses...



Thanks Mike, I do want it for my own benefit to use to make soil and add to our compost. The road is unfortunately horrible winding dirt mountain road, but $10 a truckload was right around what I was thinking. Thanks very much
 
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Glad I could help.  I got the $10 from your post, each person has their own idea of what they'd pay to eliminate a steaming pile of manure.
 
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Beware of manure:  http://www.thesurvivalgardener.com/category/aminopyralid/
 
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