Survey bases of agricultural machinery reliability and repair-maintenance costs

SAY S., Sumer S. K. , ISIK A. H.

International Conference on Trends in Agricultural Engineering, PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 15 - 17 September 1999, pp.600-605 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: PRAGUE
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.600-605


All agricultural machinery which constitutes any agricultural machinery system should be taken into account in terms of their operating factors for effective and profitable farm management. Reliability prediction and repair-maintenance costs are considered as the most important operating factors. It is required to make a comprehensive survey to obtain the consistent machinery reliability and repair-maintenance costs data for reasonable future suggestions that is crucial for realistic planning in management decisions especially in local conditions. Besides these, repair-maintenance costs are important portion of the total cost of owning and operating farm machinery. The costs of repair-maintenance of agricultural machinery represent almost 10-15% of all machinery costs according to average literature data.