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Trends and Potential of the Market for Combine Harvesters in Germany

University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Farm Management, Post Office Box 11 01 21, Neubrandenburg 17033, Germany
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Academic Editor: Ganesh Bora
Machines 2015, 3(4), 364-378;
Received: 8 September 2015 / Revised: 16 November 2015 / Accepted: 18 November 2015 / Published: 27 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Agricultural Machinery)
Combine harvesters used today can achieve throughput rates of over 70 tons of grain per hour; however, their technical performance potential is currently not being exhausted by any means. The global market for combine harvesters, its stocks and recent production is described. According to farm size distribution and regional field sizes, Germany was divided into three combine-harvesting regions. The simulation results show that in Germany about 45,000 units of combine harvesters in three performance categories are necessary. However, the calculations also show that future domestic sales of combine harvesters will depend greatly on the service life of the units currently in use. View Full-Text
Keywords: combine harvesters; technical development; stocks and demand combine harvesters; technical development; stocks and demand
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Fuchs, C.; Kasten, J.; Urbanek, M. Trends and Potential of the Market for Combine Harvesters in Germany. Machines 2015, 3, 364-378.

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