Grain Bagger Costs

Grain bins are a fixed storage amount and a somewhat-fixed expense.
Grain baggers are unique because the more grain you store the more savings returned.
This grain storage calculator was designed so you can put in your operation's scenario and it will approximate your costs.


Bagger Machine Cost
Years to Payoff
Annual Investment
$8,333.33
Interest Rate
Interest Per Year
1.67%
Total Interest
$138.89
Total Annual Investment
$8,472.22
Expected Bushels to Store per Year
Bag Cost per Bushel (7 cents is average cost)
Total Bag Cost
$8,750
Size of Bag (10' diameter bag length)
Bushels per Foot
50
Storage per Bag (Bushels)
15,000
Number of Bags Needed
8

Bag Change Time

Dollars per Man Hour with Overhead
Hours per Man
0.25
Dollars to Start New Bag
$10.00
Annual Cost of Machine
$8,472.22
Annual Bushels Stored
125,000
Annual Bag Cost
$8,750
Annual Cost to Start Bags
$83.33
Annual Cost to Bag Grain
$17,305.56
Cost to Bag per Bushel
$0.14

Cost to Unload Grain

Unloader Machine Cost
Years to Payoff
Annual Investment
$12,333.33
interest rate
5.00%
Interest per Year
1.67%
Total Interest
$205.56
Total Annual Investment
$12,538.89
Annual Cost of Machine
$12,538.89
Annual Bushels Stored
125,000
Cost to Unload Bag
$0.10
Total Cost to Use System per Bushel
$0.24
Annual Cost to Use System with Bags and Labor to Start Bags
$29,844.44
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