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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 2 Mechanization Systems, Part 2.4 Field Machinery Management

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 2 Mechanization Systems, Part 2.4 Field Machinery Management, pp. 565-574  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36358)
Authors:   D. R. Hunt
Keywords:   Keywords: 2.4.1. Field Operations, 2.4.2. Field Patterns, 2.4.3. Calibration, 2.4.4. Loss Determination, 2.4.5. Field Adjustments, 2.4.6. Repair and Maintenance

First paragraph: Good management of farm field machines is a substantial portion of a farms economic success. Good machinery management includes understanding the mechanical principles and limitations of each machine, efficient operations in the field, appropriate machine maintenance, timely repair and replacement, and selection of a machine system. Good machinery management requires an economic analysis of the actual or proposed management activities. This section presents simplified mathematical and economic concepts designed to be applied by on-farm managers to the problems in machinery management.

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