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
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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.