Machinery Costs

Farm machinery makes up a significant part of the fixed and variable costs for any farm operation. Use the resources found below to help estimate these costs and provide information to maximize farm profitability.


Estimating farm machinery costs

The Farm Machinery Custom and Rental Rate Guide (PDF 1.3 MB) can help estimate these costs and provide the information you need to maximize farm profitability. 

Download the macro enabled excel spreadsheet version: Farm Machinery Custom and Rental Rate Guide Calculator (XLSM 953 KB)


Buying or leasing farming equipment

Lease or buy: the best equipment option The past few years of strong commodity prices has many producers using their profits to upgrade their equipment. It’s important to consider the pros and cons for your particular operation, before you decide to buy or lease new equipment.


Find other information on business management, contracts & leases, financial management, marketing & risk management, transition planning and production economics.


If you have questions, contact your local Manitoba Agriculture Office or email us and a farm management specialist will contact you.