Equipment Co-op

The CVFI owns several farming implements and pieces of equipment that are available to borrow for a small fee to members. You must be willing to follow our rules and policies around equipment borrowing.

TO RESERVE, PLEASE CONTACT our equipment Co-op Manager, Dave Page (Gemini Farms): #(250)338-3327 or email:

Equipment Available for Borrowing:

Panels: 30 medium duty 10 foot panels available

  • $30.00 for up to and including 10 panels for 24 hrs;
  • $50.00 for up to and including 10 panels for a week (7 days);
  • Every group of ten thereafter (#11-20 and #21-30) will be an additional $30.00/24 hrs or $50.00/week.
  • If you bend/buckle/break panels, you agree to buy/replace at the current market price.
  • We encourage anyone borrowing panels to bring them back at your earliest convenience so that they may be available for others to use.

No-Till 10-foot Drill

Minimum charge of 15$/ac or 150$ whichever is greater.

*No fertilizer allowed in the no-till drill

Lime Spreader

Minimum charge of 5$/ton or $250 whichever is greater.

Aerway 10 foot Harrow/Aerator


Notes: This implement aerates/opens the ground in a field. It is not good on rocks. The ideal window for its use are not too dry/not too wet. In a hay field, it tends to turn the turf up.

  • Laser Level – $40/day;
  • Measuring Wheel – Free with a $20 deposit;
  • Soil Probe – Free with a $20 deposit.

CVFI Policy on Equipment Borrowing:

As a Famers Institute, we carry liability insurance on all equipment that we own. If you are borrowing equipment, we have certain guidelines and policies that must be adhered to by members as a risk management consideration for both the members and the institute. We reserve the right to refuse rental.


  1. you must be a CVFI member;
  2. you must have ICBC unlicensed farm tractor insurance in place if you are moving equipment on roads with a tractor and have it with you on the tractor when picking up the equipment;
  3. you must have farm truck licence plates – either A (old) or G (new) plates if using a truck to tow equipment;
  4. the weight of your vehicle must be able to handle the weight of the implement you are wanting to tow.


  • CVFI strongly discourages custom work with borrowed CVFI equipment;
  • We strongly recommend that you have your product in your possession before booking equipment. For example, you have the seed ready to go at your home before booking the drill;
  • We reserve the right to refuse rental.