A comparative analysis of operating costs for combine harvesters at the Ulhowek crop station

Ostrowski, J.

Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie Skodowska, H Oeconomica 21: 329-338


The level and structure of costs incurred in the operation of two generations of combine harvesters ('Vistula' and 'Bizon Super'), at the Ulhowek crop station in Poland between 1966-85 were examined. Different approaches to the calculation of operating costs were compared by looking at the cost of harvesting: with one machine; for one hour; with one worker; over a 1 ha area; and to produce 1 t of grain.