The great thing about being Farm Femmes is that we get a lot of questions from all ages in all kinds of different places. The one we get asked most consistently when sharing pictures in the classroom or as DM’s from out Instagram posts is ‘how much would something like that cost?’.
It is always more fun to make this into a game, so you can play against your friends, family, kids etc. Below are the pictures of 5 pieces of farm equipment. These are all used pieces of equipment, and the model and year are included. Take a guess at what each piece of equipment costs. We have taken the prices ‘as listed’ from Langdon Implement of Langdon, North Dakota, and the prices for today are in USD (tomorrow’s post will be in Canadian $ if you want to challenge yourself). We will never know if you cheated or not by looking at the website, so that’s totally on your own conscience.
Answers are at the bottom of the post.
4 wheel drive tractor - John Deere 9470 - 2016
Combine - John Deere S690 - 2016
Air Seeder - John Deere 1830 - 2010
Self Propelled Sprayer - John Deere R4038 - 2015
Cultivator with Harrows - John Deere 2210 - 2004
Machinery is a costly part of the farm operation. The game above assumes used equipment, bought over time with a number of different model years, much like what a farmer would have. These are just the basics of what a farmer would need for equipment to operate a crop farm.
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$385,000 - Combine - John Deere S690 - 2016
$95,000 - Air Seeder - John Deere 1830 - 2010
Total for 5 used pieces of equipment…. $1,115,000
Hope you had fun guessing the cost of the equipment!