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I have a new tractor. It has R 1 tires on it. Considering helping someone up the road about 2 miles. Most of what I would have to drive on to get there is paved roads. What’s peoples experience driving with R 1 tires on paved roads. Does it cause damage or the one time thing with about a 4 mile round trip nothing to worry about?


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I have a new tractor. It has R 1 tires on it. Considering helping someone up the road about 2 miles. Most of what I would have to drive on to get there is paved roads. What’s peoples experience driving with R 1 tires on paved roads. Does it cause damage or the one time thing with about a 4 mile round trip nothing to worry about?

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Not any problem with R1 or R4 tires. Most of us farmers drive on paved roads going place to place. I've traveled 15 miles on the tractor one way before. Top speed is nearing 20mph. Takes a long time. lol
 

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My tractors and the farms tractors travel on the roads frequently. When we are doing hay, haylage or silage the tractors hauling the wagons to and from the fields get more miles on the road everyday then they get in the fields.
 

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Well. Sounds like it’s not that big of a deal. Thanks all.
Someone wants me to move their chicken coop. I don’t think far, just across the field.

What would y’all charge for that?


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av9tr72: "What would y’all charge for that?"

In $ or in eggs?

A close neighbour raises chickens and I cut the long grass on their property in early summer as part of fire prevention.

I only 'charge' a couple of cartons of eggs for about 90 minutes of grass slashing on the basis that it's also to my advantage to help the neighbours reduce fire risk on their property and in the neighbourhood generally: a fire starting on one property in long dry grass on a hot, windy summer's day will soon spread.

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It would be in money. We have quite a few chickens. Although with the price of eggs they make some good barter material. You might have to up your amount your doing. Ha.


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Sounds like one farmer asking another for a cup of sugar,,, never know when you'll be asking them for something. Of course if it's someone taking advantage of your abilities and expecting everything for free and not helping others, or you just don't want to run your tractor on the road, different story, tell them, or ask what they are expecting, a ten minute job, great, but an hour or two -so much per hour, gotta pay the hired man etc. There's some ideas, and now you know it shouldn't hurt your tires. Let us know how it turns out,,
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I have a new tractor. It has R 1 tires on it. Considering helping someone up the road about 2 miles. Most of what I would have to drive on to get there is paved roads. What’s peoples experience driving with R 1 tires on paved roads. Does it cause damage or the one time thing with about a 4 mile round trip nothing to worry about?


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NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IF YOU DRIVE SLOW AND DONT TAKE ANY SHARP TURNS...
 

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I don’t think any of these farmers even thought about that when they paraded all through a couple counties before gathering here for an afternoon get together.

I wouldn’t charge anything if I wanted to be neighborly.



 

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Your real concern is how you have your tractor insured. Many SCUT and CUT owners have theirs covered under homeowners which does not cover the tractor if off your own property. I farm and have a farm policy that covers my tractor up to 150 miles from my home. My neighbor, who farms part time, had his large 4wd tractor insured on homeowners. When it burned, his insurance covered the fire department's bill for putting out the fire but zero for the destroyed tractor. As far as roadworthy, I estimate I put several hundred miles on my tractors yearly going between fields, hauling hay and grain, etc.
 

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I agree with MHarryE: I too have a general farm insurance policy as distinct from my home insurance. My larger [Fendt] tractor is specifically covered for the full purchase price on the farm policy.

One reason I never charge neighbours when I assist them with any of my machinery is that I am not insured as a contractor to provide a professional service. It's clear to all and sundry that I am doing them a favour to the best of my ability as a neighbour. If some accident occurs or the job doesn't turn out to the neighbour's liking and expectation, then it's unlikely that the neighbour will be able to take legal action against me for doing them that favour.

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I just use my tractor on my property. Gives me something to think about as far as the insurance.
Sounds like it’s best just offer the help. I don’t mind helping neighbors at all. These are a little further than neighbors, but don’t need any hassles.


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G'day av8tr72,

About a month ago I was slashing the long grass on the roadside along my property boundary. I do it at my expense because the local council does not though I and others pay rates to the Shire for things such as road maintenance. A bloke pulled up in his car and asked if I would be prepared to travel to the far side of the township and slash the grass on his property and he would pay the going rate. I declined explaining that I am not a professional contractor and, with all respect, I did not know him. [I only help neighbours I know and trust nowadays.] I live in Australia. Thirty-forty years ago running off to a lawyer at the slightest excuse and suing one's neighbours was not a common practice in Australia. It is now; Australians have caught up with the US in becoming litigious. Unfortunately there are people who will take advantage of the honest goodwill of others.

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I have a new tractor. It has R 1 tires on it. Considering helping someone up the road about 2 miles. Most of what I would have to drive on to get there is paved roads. What’s peoples experience driving with R 1 tires on paved roads. Does it cause damage or the one time thing with about a 4 mile round trip nothing to worry about?
 
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