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    Junior Member r2d2 is on a distinguished road
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    custom cutter prices

    wondering what you kansas boys paid to have your whaet cut.cutters here in w ne. are charging 20's($20@acre- 20cents@bushel over 20-20cents@bushel to haul) seems like hiway robbery with cheaper fuel and wheat prices in the tank.

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    Senior Member 48 is on a distinguished road
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    NW KS=22-18-18

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    Senior Member ECI is on a distinguished road ECI's Avatar
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    Is that 20 @ acre 20 cent a bu. over 20 bu an acre ?
    Remeber I'm from Indiana .LMAO Ken

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    Senior Member 48 is on a distinguished road
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    $22/A
    .18/bu over 20bu/a
    .18/bu trucking under 10 mi

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    Senior Member 48 is on a distinguished road
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    That's why everybody has their own combines, grain carts,
    and semis. This is especially important with a hailed out
    crop that is not worth cutting, but the insurance appraiser
    says there's 11bu/a out there when you know there might be
    5. If you have your own machinery, you can take it to
    harvest and force the insurance company to pay off the true
    amount. You can't afford to pay a custom cutter period, much
    less hire a custom cutter to force the insurance company to
    do the right thing.

    BTW, custom cutters are some of my best friends. lol.

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    Down here, $30 for wheat regardless of yield. Frieght depending on distance, .12-.20.

    If the insurance adjuster says 11 and you think you have 5, you don't have to cut the entire field. Cut some sample strips, have him measure them, and take the actual wieght you harvested.

    "Life's tough...it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne


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    So that's how they pay for all thoughs new
    combines . Ken

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    Senior Member 48 is on a distinguished road
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    la345: Up here it is just the opposite. If you got hailed
    out, you probably are in a hurry to plant another crop.
    We leave unharvested strips for the appraiser to look at
    later. Then, you cut the entire field to get whatever
    monetary gain you can and help prepare the field for
    planting the next crop. You have to have the OK of the
    appraiser. Sometimes, they run out and tell you where
    to leave the strips. If they know you and have worked
    with you in the past, sometimes they tell you over the
    phone what they want. Either way, you have the income
    of what you cut, or seed wheat, and the insurance company
    has to pay off the balance. Your banker is giving you
    an Operating Line based on the Total Guarantee-Premium.
    If the appraiser screws you on the appraisal, you're going
    to come up short.

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    Senior Member 48 is on a distinguished road
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    And, BTW, if you're going to take it to harvest, all you
    have to do is call in the loss, and tell the agent you're
    taking it to harvest. Sometimes the appraiser shows up
    while your cutting.

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    22's is what I was quoted---last year they were 23's----fuel
    went down, BUT what else, NOT the machinery costs, or labor,
    so like 48 said---WE do harvest some acres that do NOT pay--
    with GPS, monitors etc, we can tell the adjusters how many
    acres were harvested for "this" many bushels---he can come out
    and look, if he doesn't agree with the acres, it is his
    time and duty to do the measuring---we try to keep it relatively
    straight line so if there is a question, no problem in measuring
    but when you know the adjuster is an @zzhole some circles
    in the middle and a few zigs and zags to make his work
    enjoyable. Most adjusters are good, but we got rid of one
    by just telling the company he was NOT doing the adjusting,
    and after so many others do the same, he just doesn't have
    a job. It is a little like life--a two way street. Peersonally,
    I'd hate to try to make payments at 22 with some of the
    help the cutters have to use, and then there are some of
    the customers to put up with.[}]

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