Resources for Machinery Economics
|Lighting and Marking Recommendations for Animal-Drawn Carriages, Buggies and Wagons||
Horse-drawn buggies or wagons and other animal-drawn carriages have been used by the Plain Communities as the primary means of transportation for generations. Equestrian sports and tourism business enterprises have also increased the number of horse-drawn carriages on streets and highways.
|Nov 4, 2014||3006-1454 (BSE-184NP)|
|Using Tractor Test Data for Selecting Farm Tractors||
The Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL) at the University of Nebraska is the official U.S. tractor testing station for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This laboratory has the responsibility for testing all models of tractors sold in the state of Nebraska, and it publishes the results of all tests it conducts. It also tests tractors manufactured in the United States and sold in international markets.
|Mar 11, 2015||442-072 (BSE-176P)|
|Machinery Safety on the Farm||
Machines; no farm or ranch can function without them. They save valuable time and are essential to agricultural productivity. They also represent an ever-present danger to the people who operate them. There are a host of hazards that makes agricultural machinery the leading cause of injury and death on American farms and ranches.
|Dec 3, 2014||442-092 (BSE-179P)|
|Planning Fencing Systems For Controlled Grazing||May 1, 2009||442-130|
|“Gear Up and Throttle Down” to Save Fuel||
“Gear-up and throttle-down” (GUTD) is a fuel-saving practice that can be used for saving fuel when drawbar loads are lighter (<75 percent of rated power) and PTO (power takeoff) speed can be reduced.
|Oct 9, 2014||442-450 (BSE-177P)|
|Five Strategies for Extending Machinery Life||
Machinery ownership and operation is a major crop and livestock production cost. Several strategies when combined can significantly affect costs, improve machine reliability, and improve profit margins.
|Oct 9, 2014||442-451 (BSE-174P)|
|Management Tips for Round Bale Hay Harvesting, Moving, and Storage||
Hay production and feeding is one of the most expensive components of forage-livestock systems. Specific management practices are necessary to maintain hay quality and minimize hay loss during harvest, transportation and storage of large round bales.
|Oct 9, 2014||442-454 (BSE-173P)|
|Large Round Bale Safety||
This Extension publication covers the safety aspects of equipment used in large round bale packages such as: balers, front-end loaders, bale handling and transport devices. The key to safe and efficient systems for handling large round bales is an operator who knows the hazards involved and who follows safety practices that can prevent accidents. Operators must be constantly alert for situations that may cause injuries to themselves or others. Besides pain and suffering, accidents contribute to higher costs in terms of unnecessary downtime or costly machine repairs. Alertness and safety consciousness can result in more efficient and profitable baling and handling.
|Oct 13, 2014||442-455 (BSE-172P)|
|Precision Farming Tools: Variable-Rate Application||Aug 1, 2011||442-505|
|Investing in GPS Guidance Systems?||May 26, 2009||448-076|