ERIC Number: ED279841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Machinery Management. FMO: Fundamentals of Machine Operation. Third Edition.
This text is intended to provide a basic understanding of selecting, maintaining, and managing farm machinery. The following topics are covered in the individual chapters: dealing with typical problems in farm machinery management; measuring machine capacity; improving field efficiency; matching machine size and capacity; estimating power requirements; estimating fixed costs; estimating fuel and lubricant costs; estimating repair costs; computing total costs for machines and operations; deciding when to trade; considering future capacity needs; calculating custom work costs; comparing ownership, leasing, and rental costs; and starting machinery management. The final chapter, which contains six case studies, deals with recordkeeping, the cost of new machinery, financial analysis, peer pressure, using a budget, and cash flow analysis. A chapter summary and set of quiz questions conclude each chapter. Answers to the questions are also provided. Appendixes include reference tables, calculator and computer sections, and a list of suggested readings. (MN)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Basic Business Education, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Farm Management, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
John Deere Distribution Service Center, 1400 Third Avenue, Moline, IL 61265 (Order No. FBM-17103B: $12.60; 10 or more, $10.10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Deere Co., Moline, IL.