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Helicopter and Blower Costs - blowing off moisture on cherries
Helicopters and blowers are commonly used to blow off moisture from cherries after periods of rain. The approximate costs for these activities in 2019 were:
Helicopter - hourly rate: $1,500, cost per acre: $100
Tractor & blower - hourly rate: $150, cost per acre: $50. Two passes with blowers after heavy rains = $100/acre.
Equipment cost for blower and tractor:
30" Blower: $8,500, 75-80 hp tractor: $50,000