What is the general consensus of cost per acre to own a combine?
My typical year puts 420 engine and 350 separator hours on a class 8 combine in corn soybean country.
Everyone on here saying so low.... Wow we had ours purchased from Akrs, go over 1,200 acres. JD 9770 Ran for $55/acre this year just the com...More
Hired extra help one year we had a late harvest. He brought a 8010 and a 1200 bu cart and supplied his own fuel for 400 per hour. I thought ...More
$30/acre. Running a 9770 and 9660 with 8 row heads and 35 foot flex heads. Full autosteer and mapping. Fuel, labor, repairs, parts, loan p...More
Cost per hour to own and operate my 8120 with fuel and repairs about $110 an hour. Pretty cheap cost per acre.
Run an old trusty Deere machine and do all my repairs. Come in at 17.50 an acre to run with a 6 row head. Thing that turns out being more ...More
Costing $14.00 acre for JD 790
Interesting topic. If you could depend on a custom harvester to be there when your crop was ready and not a week or more later it would be a...More
A few years ago we sold our 2388 combine for a used 8230. We figured it out at the time that it costs us right at $180 per hour to upgrade. ...More
My dad’s combine was around $25/acre for him. Payment and maintenance only.
To own a combine I am under $12/acre. Figuring payment and maintenance is divided by acres cut per year. I was lower than that to lease a ...More
I’ve been custom harvesting since I was 18 and I never buy new and do most of the maintenance. I charge $35/ac with grain cart and guys are ...More
Custom guys dont want to run in high yield ground, it slows them down and more bushels ran through machines.
Your probably able to do it for that because of the shear volume of acres you are running through being a custom guy. My cost is 53 because...More
The simple formula is purchase price of machine minus expected trade in value divided by expected years of operation. Add in intrest, expect...More
I leased a 2016 S690 and 12 row folding chopping head and 40 Draper for 11.50 an acre it has 450 engine hours a year
I own a 8240 and twelve row chopper and 40 fd70 about 400 engine a year, been buying 1 yr old machines keeping two years and trading for ano...More
How many hours are on your machine when you trade for a 1 year old?
What machines are you running? And it’s costing you 90k per machine when you trade?
Where do you trade?
how are you guys coming up with these costs?
We run 2 case class 8 machines(rotate 1 every year) at ~$32/acre.
How many separator hrs are typically on the machine you are trading?
7000 per machine over 2 years.
~$32/ac for 2 new machines?
Just out of curiosity, how many acres does it take to get that number?
Kinda depends on how old you are willing to go and if you can do your own repairs and maintenance. We have to have one because we can't find...More
I may be the only one who looks at opportunity coats as well....
A little of topic I don't own a combine but hire family. CIH 8230 12 row chopping, 40' draper for beans, 1000 bu grain cart with operators...More
I run a little older one and it takes some creative fixes sometimes, but am around $10 an acre
Only if you run it into the ground and don’t replace it....
Southern Alberta. we have 3 new holland CR 9080. few years old but big capacity. Farm 5,000 acres. All bought at richie brothers auctions f...More
Southen Alberta . I run 1 9770 jd. 3800 acres. If we get a good crop and a late harvest it’s cheaper to hire out an extra combine rather tha...More
Back 8 years ago we were flipping a machine for $10/acre now basically $300/ hr
we traded class 7 combine for 29.85 per acre
We've got an old L3 Gleaner. Does fine, but finding some parts is getting challenging. Curious what a newer one would pencil ou...More