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9. Sample Cost Sheet for Vegetable Farm

Below is an example of typical equipment required and cost for a small 5-15 acre vegetable farm:

Equipment

Description

Average Used Cost

Average New Cost

Tractor -general

55 hp, diesel

$12,000

$30,000

Disc Harrow

9 foot- transport

$1,800

$3,600

Field Cultivator

Perfecta II-8 ft.

$3,000

$4,000

Cultipacker

8 ft, non-transport

$500

$1,200

Rotary Mower

5 ft.

$500

$1,000

Tractor-Cultivator

Farmall C, 30HP, 2 row
New model is 30 hp modern cultivating

$4,000

$22,000

Attachment Sweeps

1 set sweeps, 1 set finger discs,

$1,000

$1,200

Vegetable Transplanter

Mechanical , 1 row, with water attachment

$1,500

$2,000

2 row precision direct seeder

Monosem, vacuum, addl.  plates

$4,000

$6,500

8 ft drill

Conventional, 7 inch row spacing

$2,000

$8,000

Raised Bed Mulch Layer

4 ft, drip attachment, 8-10 inch bed

$2,000

$4,200

Water wheel transplanter

1 row, 3 pt hitch, water attachment

$1,100

$1,600

Wagon

4-wheel, 18 ft

$2,000

$2,600

Wagon

4-wheel, 18ft

$2,000

$2,600

100 Harvestings lugs

Plastic, perforated with handles

$300

$500

Packing Line

16 inch, 4 unit packing line
with rotary packing table

$2,000

$3,000

Total

 

$39,700

$94,000

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