In this post, we will look at the Prices of Agricultural Machinery in Nigeria. Agricultural machinery is a group of machines used to make farm work very easy and fast.
The use of farm machinery increases the efficiency and productivity of farmers on the farm leading to greater output. There has been a great call for all farmers in Nigeria to quickly adopt farm mechanisation.
But one hinderance to the easy adoption of farm mechanisation in Nigeria is the price of Agricultural machinery. So in this article, we will take a look at the prices of some of the farm machineries in Nigeria.
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Prices of Some Selected Agricultural Machinery in Nigeria
These are the Agricultural machinery available in Nigeria:
d. Peeling machine
g. Self-Powered Planter
h. Combined Harvester
i. Motorised Sprayer
j. Water Pump
Price of Tractor
The Tractor is a very important Agricultural machinery for any modern farmer to obtain. This is because most of the farm implements are powered by the Tractor.
Now the prices of farm tractors vary according to their sizes. Starting from the lowest size which is the hand pushed Tractor, the price of a fairly used one is between 350000 naira and 500000 naira.
One will get a new one at the price range of between 1.2 and 2 million naira. For medium sized tractors, the price of getting a fairly used one is between 2.5 million and 4 million naira.
It is very difficult to get a brand new Tractor of the medium size in Nigeria. For tractors that fall into the category of the biggest size, the price range of the fairly used one is between 6 and 12 million naira.
But one can get a new one at a minimum Price of 11 million naira. The common brands of tractors sold in Nigeria are Massey Ferguson and New Holland.
The prices of purchasing these tractors, have a direct impact on the price at which they are hired or rented out. A farmer can only rent a Tractor on a daily basis. The higher the price of purchasing a tractor, the higher the rate at which it can be hired or rented out.
Price of the Bulldozer
The bulldozer is another important and common agricultural machinery needed on a farm with large acres of land. It is actually a tractor with a broad steel blade in its front.
It is used for land clearing operations on the farmland. It is used to perform land clearing operations like Bush clearing, uprooting of trees and tree stumps.
The minimum Price at which a bulldozer can be purchased in Nigeria is 10 million naira. Even this is the price of a fairly used bulldozer of the lowest size.
In fact it is very difficult to purchase a brand new bulldozer in Nigeria. We will be thinking of a price of 100 million naira to purchase a brand new bulldozer.
This is the reason why brand new bulldozer are really rare to find in Nigeria. Since brand new bulldozer are very difficult to find, few farmers resort to buying fairly used.
Then the price range of buying this fairly used agricultural machinery is between 10 million and 50 million naira depending on the size of the bulldozer.
So it is obvious that the bulldozer is a very expensive machine. The high cost of purchasing a bulldozer is one reason why farmers resort to the use of local farm tools like cutlass and axe to perform land clearing operations.
Price of Sheller
Shellers are farm machines used to seperate the grains of some crops from their cobs or husks. Shellers are of different types.
Some of the common types of shellers are maize shellers, groundnut shellers,rice shellers and cowpea shellers. Shellers generally are cheaper in Nigeria than most of the other farm machines.
This is because this Agricultural machinery is locally produced in Nigeria. The price range of purchasing shellers in Nigeria is between 200000 naira and 900000 naira.
But even at this price range, it is still out of the reach of local farmers. May be one solution to this problem might be the renting or hiring of this agricultural machinery.
Peeling machines are used to remove the outer cover of some crops such as citrus, cassava, yam and potato. The price of purchasing this agricultural machinery depending on the size and the type of crop is between 200000 and 2 million naira.
Some dealers are open to negotiation. There are quite a number of dealers supplying this machine because it is produced locally and relatively cheaper than most farm machineries.
A dryer is an agricultural machinery used to remove water or reduce the moisture content of a crop. Dryers are used to reduce the moisture content of some crops like cassava, Rice, maize.
The price of dryers vary greatly in the market place. Some dryers could be obtained at a low price of 225000 naira while some especially the big ones can only be purchased at a price of between 1.6 to 2 million naira. It depends on the type and quantity of crops the farmer wants to dry.
The incubator is an agricultural machinery used for the artificial hatching of fertilised eggs. Depending on the type, incubators use various types of fuel to generate the heat used to hatch the eggs.
Incubators in Nigeria are of various sizes. As a result of the differences in size of the incubators, they are sold at different sizes. Farmers can purchase incubators at prices between the ranges of 40000 to 800000 naira.
It was mentioned in one of my earlier articles that the Planter is one of the tractor-mounted implement which is true.
But Self-Powered planters have also been developed and they are available in the Nigerian Market. Self-Powered planters are cheaper than some of their tractor-mounted counterparts. They are sold at prices between 300000 and 500000 thousand naira.
Self-propelled combined harvesters have also been developed. By saying self-propelled combined Harvester we mean the ones that are powered by their own engines and do not depend on the Tractor for their operation. They are available in the Nigerian Market.
Combine harvesters are of various sizes. For the smallest size, prices range from between 40000 to 80000 naira. While the price of medium size combine harvesters range from between 80000 to 200000 naira. For the large sized combine harvesters, they can be purchased at prices between 12 million and 28 million naira.
The motorised Sprayer is a Self-Powered Sprayer used to apply chemicals such as fertilised weedicides, pesticides on the farm.
The motorised Sprayer is powered by an electric motor. There are various types of motorised sprayers. The common type of motorised Sprayer is the knapsack sprayer. These sprayers are sold at prices between 8000 and 60000 naira.
Almost every internet user knows what a water Pump is used for. So no time will be wasted describing it. Now, the water Pump is a very important Agricultural machinery because it is very useful in a very important farm activity which is irrigation.
Water pumps are cheap and easy to get. Pumps of the smallest size could be purchased at a price of 8000 naira. More sophisticated pumps such as the submersible, petrol or diesel powered pumps can be purchased at prices between 12000 and 300000 naira.
If you are thinking of purchasing some farm machines to carry out some of your farming activities, the above is a list of machineries with a review of their prices.
It is advisable that a farmer picks the one that is of top priority within the limits of the available budget. Good luck in picking the most needed machinery that will be useful in carrying out your agricultural activities.Click here to see the latest Study Abroad Scholarships and Guides
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