Prediction of repair and maintenance costs of two-wheel tractors in Iran

Ranjbar, Iraj and Rashidi, Majid and Khabbaz, Borzoo Ghareei (2010) Prediction of repair and maintenance costs of two-wheel tractors in Iran. In: CIGR 2010: Sustainable Biosystems through Engineering, 13-17 Jun 2010, Quebec City, Canada.

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Abstract

Predicting of repair and maintenance (R&M) costs of tractors in any mechanized farm is necessary for owners and managers to obtain information on overall maintenance costs in order to control production cost. In this context a study was conducted to predict accumulated R&M costs (Y) of two-wheel drive (2WD) tractors based on total usage hours (X) in Misagh-e- Sabz Agribusiness Company in Iran. Recorded data from the company was used to determine regression models for predicting total R&M costs (as percentage of initial purchase price) based on total usage hours. The statistical results of the study indicated that in order to predict total R&M costs of 2WD tractors with based on usage hours of 2260 h or less the power regression model Y = 0.013 (X/100)1.677 with R2 = 0.976, and to predict total R&M costs of 2WD tractors with based on usage hours of 2260 hours or more the polynomial regression model Y = 0.004 (X/100)2 – 0.181 (X/100) + 4.373 with R2 = 0.998 is strongly suggested. Results of the study also indicated that total R&M costs predicted in this study were lower than those predicted in the previous studies. Cumulative life of 12000 hours, for instance, indicated an total R&M costs equivalent to 40.3% of initial purchase price. The most likely reasons that explain these differences between the predicted results in this study and those predicted in the previous studies probably can be attributed to new tractor technology for production during the last two decades and lower labor wages in Iran.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 05:22
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: repair and maintenance costs; two-wheel drive tractor; prediction; modeling; Iran
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19876

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