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Machinery Management
MACHINE MANAGE
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 465 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A study of machinery efficiency, matching machines, and horsepower. Analyzing and estimating costs associated with keeping machines running on a daily basis--should I buy, lease or keep what I have and repair it? Emphasis will be placed on solving problems with a calculator prior to repair and/or purchase.
DESCRIPTION: Agricultural machinery managment has increased in importance in todays agriculture operations because of its direct relation to the success of managment of mixing land, labor and capital to return a satisfactory profit margin.

The importance of machinery in the total agricultural operation is indicated by the machinery costs in relation to the total costs of operation. Typically, machinery costs overshadow all other costs except land. This class is designed to introduce the student to various machinery management concepts that are used today by progressive agriculturists as it specifically relates to food and fiber production.
TOPICS: 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. Deciding when to trade. Considering future capacity needs. Calculating custom work costs. Comparing ownership, leasing and rental costs. Starting machinery management.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001