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AuthorRidge, DR
AuthorPowell, J
Date Accessioned2012-11-13
Date Available2012-11-13
AbstractThe two year project to develop a management assistance package for optimising harvester/infield transport productivity was completed during 1997.
AbstractThe project involved several phases:- initial data collection from contractors; development of a model to utilise this data in predicting harvest-transport costs and throughput; utilisation of the model in sensitivity analysis of throughput and costs for different scenarios; and, conversion of the model to a user-friendly format for use by various sectors of the industry.
AbstractData collection from contractors included economic data for 57 groups from Tully, Ingham, Burdekin, Proserpine and Mackay and logbook data on group operating conditions and throughput from a separate panel of contractors. In addition observations were carried out to obtain data on harvester pour rates, turn times, haulout travel speed and unloading times. Capital costs and fuel usage figures were also obtained from harvester and tractor manufacturers to supplement survey data.
Part of SeriesBSES Internal Report; 1998 No 919 Report SD98005; SRDC BSS124
SubjectData management
SubjectSensitivity analysis
SubjectScenario planning
SubjectFarming systems
SubjectProduction management
TitleA management assistance package for optimising harvester; infield transport productivity : SRDC final report BS124S

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  • Farming systems and production management [221]
    Research outcomes: Growers and harvesters benefit from the ongoing research in productivity improvement, production management and agronomical techniques. Developed technologies and management practices that enhance productivity and demonstrate a high rate of return on investment

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