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How Much Does It Cost To Invest In A Complete Organic Fertilizer Production Line?

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The cost of investing in a complete organic fertilizer production line can vary widely depending on several factors such as the scale of production, the types of equipment and technology used, and the specific requirements of the production process. Generally, a small-scale organic fertilizer production line can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. This would typically include essential equipment such as compost turners, crushers, mixers, granulators, screening machines, and packaging equipment. Let’s discuss together.

The classification of organic fertilizer equipment

According to production capacity, it is mainly divided into small organic fertilizer equipment, medium-sized organic fertilizer equipment, and large-scale organic fertilizer equipment. Small equipment is suitable for small-scale farmers or farms, while large equipment is suitable for large farms or industrial production

Usually, it means that the daily manure production does not exceed 10 cubic meters (or the daily amount of fecal waste produced by a pig farm with an annual output of 3,000 to 5,000 pigs). If calculated on an annual basis, the annual production capacity of small organic fertilizer equipment can reach 3,000 tons to 20,000 tons. This type of small production line can usually use powder organic fertilizer production equipment as a complete set of production equipment. Such a set of organic fertilizer production process including compost turner, organic crusher, rotary drum screener, and organic packing machine can achieve mass production. The investment for such a set of small organic fertilizer equipment is approximately between 50,000 RMB-300,000 RMB.

This typically refers to a complete set of organic fertilizer production equipment with an annual capacity of 20,000 to 50,000 tons. Due to the large annual output, the process used is more complex than the small process. This is because after the production capacity is increased, the storage time and other processes of the fertilizer processed by the equipment will need to be longer. Therefore, it needs to be processed into granular fertilizers that are more suitable for storage, storage, and transportation, which adds many processes, including drying and cooling, as well as packaging and other process equipment.

Compared to small-scale organic fertilizer production lines, medium-scale ones require the addition of many process equipment, leading to a corresponding increase in price. Generally, the price of processing equipment with an annual capacity of 20,000 to 50,000 tons is approximately between 300,000 to 800,000 RMB. If there are specific process requirements, the price may exceed 1 million RMB.

This typically refers to an organic fertilizer production line that requires a daily production of fecal waste of at least twenty cubic meters or more, with an annual production exceeding 50,000 to 150,000 tons.
The entire process and equipment required for a large-scale organic fertilizer production line are similar to those for a medium-scale line, with the main difference being the capacity of the equipment.

This includes compost equipment, organic fertilizer crusher, rotary drum screener, organic fertilizer mixer, rotary drum dryer, rotary drum cooler, and automatic packaging machine.
Large-scale equipment, to reduce manual labor and meet automation requirements, as well as due to its higher production capacity, also comes with a higher price tag, generally exceeding 600,000 RMB. For processes that require high levels of production and automation, the cost can even reach several million RMB.

Analysis of equipment for small and medium-sized organic fertilizer production lines

Small-scale organic fertilizer production lines usually refer to production lines that produce no more than 10 cubic meters of fecal waste per day. Production lines of this size are typically suitable for small farms or individual farmers. The following is an analysis of the commonly used equipment in small and medium-sized organic fertilizer production lines:

1. Compost equipment:Organic fertilizer fermentation tank: The price of organic fertilizer fermentation tank is about 3 million yuan. But it is highly efficient, has no peculiar smell, and can complete fermentation in about a week. ②Compost turner: The price of each Compost turner is 60,000-150,000 yuan, but there is no need to build a fermentation tank, and can be directly piled on the ground for fermentation.

compost turner

2. Organic fertilizer crusher: Crush the fermented organic fertilizer to more than 40 mesh. The finer the crushing, the more beautiful the granulation will be in the later stage. The price ranges from RMB 4,500 to RMB 20,000, RMB depending on the output.

High-humidity material organic fertilizer crusher

3. Conveyor: Configure belt conveyor, bucket elevator, or screw conveyor according to the actual needs of the customer. Depending on the length of the conveyor, a production line generally requires two conveyor belts of about 10 meters, each priced at 15,000-25,000 RMB.

4. Packaging machine: mainly consists of material inlet, feeding mechanism (gate), weighing hopper, bag clamping mechanism, frame, air suction port, pneumatic system, sensor, control box, conveying and sewing mechanism, etc.

organic fertilizer automatic packaging scale

The above equipment can meet the basic needs for the production of powdered organic fertilizer. If deep processing of organic fertilizer is required, the following equipment needs to be added:

5. Automatic batching system: price is 11,000-18,000 RMB. Use powdered organic fertilizer to adjust the nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, humus, and organic matter content according to different crop needs.

6. Organic fertilizer mixer: The equipment price is between 21,000 and 38,000 RMB. Fully mix the prepared formula elements and stir evenly.

7. Fertilizer granulator: The prepared fertilizer elements are centrifugally aggregated to agglomerate the flour into particles under the action of machinery.


8. Rotary drum dryer: The price of the equipment is 28,000-180,000 RMB. The pellets are dried to facilitate storage.

9. Rotary drum cooler: The price of the equipment is about 3.5 RMB. It can quickly cool down the dried fertilizer particles and facilitate bagging.

10. Rotary drum screener: The price is about 5,000-20,000 RMB. The fertilizer particles are classified into different sizes and bagged in batches according to the different particle sizes.

11. Fertilizer coating machine: the equipment price is about 20,000 RMB. Coat the surface of the finished granules with a layer of non-caking agent to prevent the fertilizer granules from sticking together.

fertilizer coating machine

Investment Advice

Therefore, how much investment is required depends on the size of the production line. You can make adjustments according to the above requirements, or you can ask our professional technicians to perform calculations. Listed above are the basic investments required to produce organic fertilizers. If you want to build multiple organic fertilizer production lines, you can perform superposition calculations, but it should be noted that some equipment and facilities can be shared, so as the number of production lines increases, the average investment will decrease.

No matter which compost equipment you choose, ABCMachinery can develop a feasible plan for you.


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