Working Performance and Economic Comparison of Three Power Tiller Types for Small-Scale Rice Farming in the Kampar Region of Indonesia

Paman, Ujang and Inaba, Shigeki and Uchida, Susumu (2015) Working Performance and Economic Comparison of Three Power Tiller Types for Small-Scale Rice Farming in the Kampar Region of Indonesia. Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers, 77 (5).

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Abstract

A field survey was conducted to compare the working performance and cost of three types of power tillers for tillage operations in the Kampar Region of Riau Province in Indonesia. A total of 22 rotary tillers, 11 moldboard plows, and 27 hydro tillers were purposively selected from seven districts in the region. The managers, custom operators, and mechanics of these machines were interviewed in 2012 and 2013 to collect data. The results showed that hydro tillers were the best in terms of their working performance, operational cost savings, and profitability. These machines must be employed for only 3.07ha/season for operators to break even. For these reasons, it is suggested that farmers would benefit most by choosing hydro tillers for tillage operations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: working performance, economic comparison, power tillers, small-scale rice farming
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: > Agribisnis
> Agribisnis
Depositing User: Mia
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 02:20
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 02:20
URI: http://repository.uir.ac.id/id/eprint/1790

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