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Machinery Productivity Estimates from Seed Tenders
Poljoprivredna tehnika
  • Robert D. Grisso, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Randy K. Taylor, Oklahoma State University
  • David H. Vaughn, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
7-1-2012
Abstract

Several methods and machines have been introduced during the last five years that can improve the timeliness and productivity of planting operations. Several manufacturers claim these devices can increase productivity by more than 50% over conventional methods. This paper provides insights on the improvement of corn and soybean planting systems, while using a seed tender and other similar devices. A comparison between machine operations is analyzed with the assumptions made by these claims. While the claims may be valid, farm clientele deserve to know the conditions under which these improvements can be expected. The results can assist farmers in evaluating how these purchases influence machine productivity, and how to identify potential operational areas that can improve their productivity with existing machinery systems. It also provides better estimates for parameters currently listed as ranges within the ASABE Standards.

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This article is from Poljoprivredna tehnika 37 (2012): 81–91. Posted with permission.

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en
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Citation Information
Robert D. Grisso, H. Mark Hanna, Randy K. Taylor and David H. Vaughn. "Machinery Productivity Estimates from Seed Tenders" Poljoprivredna tehnika Vol. 37 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 81 - 91
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/158/