Investments into farming are normally directly in two directions; analytics and bio technologies. This means we are being more precise in farming and growing faster. However, the daily work of farming remains relatively untouched. Cows still need to be fed, equipment still needs to be maintained, grain still needs to be dried.
An average farmer in Finland has 2.3 tractors. Most often one of 120hp and one more than 150hp. On a farm with the average size of 50ha, this means that there is a tremendous amount of free capacity on those machines. With new 150hp tractor price tag of €100k, it makes sense to make that asset work as much as you possibly can. Why not rent the capacity? If you could find a trustworthy, reliable person to rent it, and make €250/day why wouldn’t you? If that tractor runs an additional 4 weeks per year at €250/day, that could translate to €7000 additional revenue for your farm. And if you did that with both tractors it could mean €14000. Now what if both tractors were also being rented in the winter for plowing snow for an additional 8 weeks…another €28000!
Even though we operate in a very condensed season, farmers need the same equipment. Our goal is to help you use that equipment in the most efficient way. SKED is a real time geographically based solution that allows you to rent your extra machine capacity. You download the app, register yourself and load equipment. Users can find you with a simple click. To make it even easier we have included renter insurance (hull and damage deductible) and transportation, with our partners at Ahola, in the same transaction.
Our business is driving the survivability and profitability of farmers. Download the SKED app now! https://www.skedglobal.com/try-sked.html
For more information, call Kristina Sweet +358 44 3034203.