Here in this post, we are going to give you a run-down of prices of agricultural machinery in Nigeria. We hope you find this article informative.
Agricultural machinery refers to a collection of machines, implements, and devices which make the agricultural process much easier, effective and productive. Effectively reducing production time whilst increasing output.
The importance of Agricultural machinery to the Nigerian Agricultural sector cannot be understated, there is only so much that can be done with obsolete tools, implements, and methods. In light of the problems which currently plague the sector, measures which can be put in place to ensure growth include; provision of agricultural machinery, provision of capital for farmers, provision of drought-tolerant seeds and implementation of technology to enhance productivity.
The prices of agricultural machinery in Nigeria determines its availability and in turn, affects the overall cost of farming and agricultural related production.
In this article, the lens of our focus will be trained on the prices of agricultural machinery available in Nigeria presently.
See this as a form of a contribution to the development of the Nigerian Agricultural sector. Enjoy!!
Agricultural Machinery in Nigeria and their Corresponding Prices
Agricultural Machinery, implements and devices available in Nigeria include the following;
- Disc Ploughs
- Disc Harrows
- Shelling Machines
- Oil press and Extractors
- Irrigation equipment
- Soil Tillers (Manual and Powered)
- De-husking machines
- Bull dozer
- Fish Pelleting machines
- Combine Harvester
- Rice Milling Machines
- Planting Machines
- Weeding machines
- Palm Kernel Oil Processing Machines
- Cassava Processing Machines
- Water Sprinkling Machine
- Combined Tiller and Ridger
- Grinding Machines
- Automatic Garri Fryer
- Bean Flour Processing Machines
This price list is not exhaustive, as the prices of more agricultural machinery, implements and devices come to the attention of the author, this article will be duly updated.
1. Price of Tractors
Tractors are a piece of very important machinery as it has replaced man and animal power in farming activities, also a lot of farming implements can be attached to it, implements such as ploughs, tillers, ridgers, and harrows.
Tractors are readily available as we have local manufacturers and assembly lines for this machine in Nigeria. The Nigeria Machine Tool company has its own line of tractors under the Bull trademark.
The price range for various kinds of tractors is as follows;
- Mini tractors: ₦1,000,000 to ₦2,500,000
- Medium sized tractors: ₦2,000,000 to ₦4,000,000
- Small fairly used tractors: ₦400,000 to ₦600,000
2. Price of Shelling Machines
Shelling machines commonly known as shellers are agricultural machinery used to remove peas, nuts from their shells or a protective covering. This could be groundnuts, legumes, maize, etc.
Shellers are readily available in Nigeria as they are locally fabricated, some common examples of shellers available in Nigeria include; groundnut shellers, maize shellers, legume shellers, and cowpea shellers. Due to the fact that this machine is locally fabricated, it is quite cheap.
Shellers can be purchased in Nigeria at a price range of between ₦200,000 and ₦900,000.
3. Price of De-husking machines
De-husking machines are locally fabricated machines similar to shellers and can be obtained at the same price range.
4. Price of Incubators
Incubators are devices used to keep bird’s eggs at the correct temperature to allow the young birds to develop till they break out of their eggs.
The price of incubators varies according to size and power source.
Most incubators can be obtained at prices ranging from ₦70,000 to ₦600,000.
5. Price of Oil press and Extractors
These are used for extracting oil from seeds and nuts, most especially the ubiquitous palm nut.
This machine can be obtained from local fabricators in Nigeria at a price range of between ₦500,000 and ₦750,000.
6. Price of Irrigation equipment
Irrigation equipment includes equipment such as pumps, water sprinklers, etc. Pumps are readily available at various types and sizes. Electrically powered submersible pumps and fossil-fuelled powered pumps can be obtained at a price range of between ₦120,000 to ₦300,000.
Smaller pumps can be obtained for as low as ₦10,000.
Water sprinklers can be obtained at the same price.
7. Price of Soil Tillers (Manual and Powered)
Tillers are agricultural machinery used to work, plough or cultivate the soil in preparation for growing vegetation and crops.
Manual tillers can be obtained at a price range of between ₦70,000 to ₦100,000.
Powered tillers can be obtained at a price range of between ₦200,000 to ₦400,000.
8. Price of Fish Pelleting machines
These are locally fabricated agricultural machines used for producing pellet sized fish feed.
They are available at affordable prices depending on size. Generally, a standard fish pelleting machine can be obtained at a price ranging from ₦50,000 to ₦200,000.
9. Price of Bulldozers
Bulldozers are heavy duty agricultural machines used for earth moving, they are used extensively in farms with a wide expanse of land to be cleared or ploughed.
They are used for large scale land clearing operations, landfilling and leveling, uprooting trees and stubborn roots, etc.
Bulldozers are very expensive agricultural machinery which can be purchased in Nigeria for a minimum price of ₦10,000,000. Bulldozers that can be obtained at this price are not brand new.
For a brand new bulldozer, one should be prepared to pay as high as ₦80,000,000.
10. Price of Combined Harvester
Combine Harvesters may be self-propelled or hitched to a tractor. A self-propelled combine harvester runs by itself under the automotive power of its own engine.
Combine harvesters are of various sizes. For the smallest size, prices range from between ₦50,000 to ₦90,000, while the price of medium size combine harvesters ranges from between ₦100,000 to ₦200,000.
Large combine harvesters can be purchased at prices between ₦12,000,000 and ₦30,000,000.
11. Price of Planting Machines
Planting machines are agricultural machinery used for planting seeds.
This can be obtained for as low as ₦16,000.
12. Price of Dryer
Dryers are agricultural machinery used to remove water or reduce the moisture content of farm produce. Crops like cassava, rice, and maize are dried using dryers.
Dryers can be obtained in the Nigerian market at prices ranging from ₦100,000 to ₦2,000,000, depending on the size of the dryer and its capacity.
13. Price of Cassava Processing Machines
These are agricultural machinery used for processing cassava into various useful forms such as garri, cassava flour, starch, etc.
They are locally fabricated; thus they are quite affordable.
They can be obtained at prices ranging from ₦100,000 to ₦150,000.
14. Price of Combined Tiller and Ridger
A combined tiller and ridger can be obtained at prices ranging from ₦200,000 to ₦350,000.
15. Price of Peeling Machine
Peeling machines are used to remove the covering layer of crops such as tubers (cassava, yam, and potato), fruits, etc.
These machines can be obtained based on the size and the type of crop for the intended use at prices ranging from ₦250,000 to ₦2,000,000.
16. Price of Motorized Sprayer
The motorized Sprayer is a Self-Powered Sprayer used to apply chemicals such as fertilized weedicides, pesticides on the farm.
The motorized Sprayer is powered by an electric motor. There are various types of motorized sprayers.
The most common type of motorized Sprayer is the knapsack sprayer.
These sprayers are sold at prices ranging from ₦10,000 to ₦60,000.
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17. Rice Milling Machines
Rice milling machines can be obtained at a price range of between ₦350,000 and ₦900,000.
18. Price of Grinding Machines
Grinding machines are readily available in the Nigerian market and can be obtained for as low as ₦30,000.
Note; This price list is not exhaustive; it will be updated as the prices of more agricultural machinery in Nigeria come to the notice of the author.Click here to see the latest Study Abroad Scholarships and Guides
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