Technical level of tractors on farms in Slovenia

Authors

  • Tomaž POJE Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije, Hacquetova 17, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Viktor JEJČIČ Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije, Hacquetova 17, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Tomaž CUNDER Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije, Hacquetova 17, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2006.87.2.15113

Keywords:

tractor, age, power, working hours, technical equipment

Abstract

Based on a sample survey conducted on 562 farms the technical level of equipment of Slovene farms with tractors was analysed. From the technological point of view the tractor stock in Slovenia is out-of-date, since the average age of tractors is 18.8 years. From the farm management aspect the present tractor stock is apparently still sufficient. The tractors are operating 280 working hours on the average on farms yearly. 55.9 % of all tractors have to 200 working hours per year. About 10 % of tractors are not equipped with either cabin or roll bar so that they present a great danger to the user. 57 % of the owners maintain their tractors by themselves, also, 84 % of the owners change motor oil by themselves. From the productional-technical aspect the modernisation of tractors is necessary in order to eliminate the frequent irrational and ineffective utilization of tractors, and the low level of their technical equipment. 

Published

15. 09. 2006

Issue

Section

Review Article

How to Cite

POJE, T., JEJČIČ, V., & CUNDER, T. (2006). Technical level of tractors on farms in Slovenia. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 87(2), 343–354. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2006.87.2.15113

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