• THE EFFECTIVE USE OF AGRICULTURAL TRACTORS IN TURKEY: AN EXAMPLE OF ESKISEHIR

    Mechanization in Agriculture, Vol. 61 (2015), Issue 7, pg(s) 7-10

    The survey forms that were prepared have been filled by 122 farmers who were tractor owners and have been analyzed. The farms were evaluated in two groups; the means are determined for Group I farms (1-259da), Group II farms (260da&greater). The most preferred usage model of multi-farm use of machinery was collectivization with neighbors. The busiest months for tractor using were April, October and September. According to different modellings, it was found that 1 tractor could be used in common by 4 farms in April in which the tractors was being used more intensely in Group I farms. It was determined that, according to the general opinions of the local farmers, “Machine Rings” was appropriate for the circumstances of Eskisehir. As it was determined that 1 tractor could not be used in common by even 2 farms in April, it was considered that it might be suitable to have tractors belong themselves when the land size was taken into account in Group II farms. When compared ownership with rental in terms of costs, having a tractor generally seems advantageous.