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ERIC Number: ED279841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 207
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-86691-090-5
Machinery Management. FMO: Fundamentals of Machine Operation. Third Edition.
Bowers, Wendell
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)
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
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Deere Co., Moline, IL.