African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6668

Full Length Research Paper

A research on cost analysis and determination of management data in paddy drilling with steel wheel tractor

G. Cicek* and S. K. Sumer
Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17020 Canakkale, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 June 2010
  •  Published: 18 August 2010


In this research, management data were determined for paddy seed broadcaster being used with steel wheel tractor (John Deere 5625) in rice farms. Simple cost comparison between seed broadcaster and hand broadcasting was performed. Paddy drilling with broadcaster were refured separately for 540 and 540E power take off (PTO) options. Cost analysis was done for the two method. In conclusion average speed, effective field capacity and fuel consumption were found to be 9.47 and 7.57 km/h, 6.63 and 5.3 ha/h, 8.11 and 5.9 lt/h for 540 and 540E, respectively. Variable cost was found as 22.64 €/ha for hand broadcasting, 3.47 €/ha for 540 and 3.75 €/ha for 540E. Equivalent cost of field was determined to be 10.15 and 10.3 ha for 540 and 540E, respectively.


Key words: Paddy drilling, equivalent cost analysis, PTO, management data.