Estimated repair and maintenance cost of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) harvester

Autores

  • Neisvaldo Barbosa dos Santos Universidade Federal do Piauí-UFPI http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6167-5747
  • Mauri Martins Teixeira Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV
  • Haroldo Carlos Fernandes Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV
  • Casimiro Dias Gadanha Júnior Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz-ESALQ/USP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15361/1984-5529.2017v45n3p214-217

Palavras-chave:

Agricultural Mechanization, Income, Fleet Renewal, Mill, Management

Resumo

Brazil is the largest sugarcane producer worldwide. Harvester’s repair and maintenance cost is high, and it is more representative than that of fuel. Equipment maintenance costs mainly comprise spare parts, third-party services and manpower. In addition, it is also closely related to the intense use of the equipment and to the increased mechanized operations. The current study aims to evaluate the proposals used to estimate the total costs associ­ated with repair and maintenance of sugarcane harvesters. The initial value and useful life in hours of the equipment were used in the calculations. For the development of this work was adopted the data modeling, using methodological proposals and their results were generated using the Excel® spreadsheet. Among the proposals considered, two are according with reality because it reaches the useful life in hours at a cost of US$ 396,059.75, which corresponds to the initial value of the equipment. The longer worked hours increased total repair and maintenance costs. The equipment must not be used when it reaches its lifespan limit in hours.

Biografia do Autor

Neisvaldo Barbosa dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Piauí-UFPI

Campus Professora Cinobelina Elvas - Curso de Engenharia Agronômica

Mauri Martins Teixeira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV

Departamento de Engenharia Agrícola - Área de Máquinas Agrícolas

Haroldo Carlos Fernandes, Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV

Departamento de Engenharia Agrícola - Área de Máquinas Agrícolas

Casimiro Dias Gadanha Júnior, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz-ESALQ/USP

Departamento de Engenharia de Biossistemas - Área de Mecânica e Máquinas Agrícolas

Publicado

06/07/2017

Edição

Seção

Economia Rural - Rural Economy