Machine costs are affected by many variables. Size, age, purchase price, maintenance, fuel type, and hours of use each year are just a few of the many factors involved. They may be different in each individual farm situation. List prices employed in arriving at costs are based upon 1979 price levels. These prices may vary because of geographic location as well as special options available on most machines. However, prices used in this publication are believed by the author to be representative of investment requirements for the machines that are listed.
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South Dakota State University
Allen, Herbert R., "Costs Per Hour and Per Acre for Machine Operations" (1979). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 162.