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Title : Structural and utility properties of the selected agricultural machines and tools in the users' opinion
Key words : machines and tools, structural and utility property
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The objective of the paper is to analyse the structural and utility properties of the selected elements of the tractor-machinery park. The scope of the paper covers machines and tools, which constitute equipment of 90 agricultural farms located on the territory of Świętokrzyskie and Małopolskie Voivodeship. The assessed equipment includes: agricultural tractors, ploughs, manure spreader, universal seeders, tractor sprayers and combine harvesters. The following were assessed: usefulness in a farm, functionality, mortality, degree of operation simplicity, exploitation costs, availability of spare parts and service, degree of self-service simplicity. It was found out, inter alia, that from among the assessed machines and tools, farm tractors are the most functional in the farmers' opinion and combine harvesters are characterised with high mortality. Moreover, it was determined that generally, considerable age of the agricultural equipment (in each group of machines, there are machines, the age of which exceeded 30 and even 4 years).

Please use the following format to cite the selected article : Kowalczyk, Z., Tomczyk, A. (2013). Structural and utility properties of the selected agricultural machines and tools in the users' opinion. Inzynieria Rolnicza, 4(147), 153-160.
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