Combine harvesters operating costs as a function of crop yield

Frank, R.G.

Catedra de Adminstracion Rural, Facultad de Agronomia 6: 11


This publication analyses how combine harvester operating costs vary with crop yield. There are two limiting factors in the combine: the threshing capacity and the maximum speed. With low yields, speed is the limiting factor, but with medium and high yields, it is the threshing capacity, the limit is given by the yield break-even-point.