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Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015 presenting an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

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Table C27 Number of tractors, and other machinery, on main holdings December 2004-2014(1)

                                                                                                                                                             Number

Machinery type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Tracked tractors

251

315

379

465

759

654

803

604

579

706

561

Wheeled tractors

43,874

42,614

42,827

41,985

42,173

41,997

42,190

40,224

40,683

40,008

39,672

Transport(2) (5)

19,278

20,902

21,509

22,221

21,758

23,246

22,967

24,278

23,802

24,197

27,687

Harrows and other cultivators(3) (6)

:

24,692

:

23,712

:

23,253

:

22,080

:

21,049

:

Sowing(3) (7)

:

8,728

:

7,855

:

7,803

:

7,386

:

6,753

:

Mowers, rakes, and potato harvesters(3) (8)

:

31,619

:

30,580

:

29,241

:

28,660

:

26,378

:

Load handling(3) (9)

:

51,625

:

50,771

:

50,966

:

51,225

:

49,405

:

Mounted hedge cutters(3)

:

1,192

:

833

:

843

:

910

:

1,068

:

Cattle weighing crushes(3)

:

2,604

:

2,442

:

2,315

:

2,491

:

2,271

:

Ploughs and rollers(4)

28,564

:

26,461

:

24,325

:

24,047

:

23,441

:

21,848

Fertilization(4) (10)

24,560

:

23,862

:

22,112

:

21,873

:

21,184

:

20,005

Forage and combine harvesters(4) (11)

22,385

:

20,316

:

19,116

:

18,777

:

18,089

:

17,110

Drying and storage(4) (12)

5,252

:

4,793

:

4,684

:

4,365

:

4,142

:

3,882

Miscellaneous(4) (13)

26,320

:

25,419

:

23,640

:

23,332

:

22,494

:

20,153

(1) Excludes minor holdings.

(2) Question was asked slightly differently in odd and even years, reducing comparability. Question was standardised in 2014.

(3) Data only collected in odd years.

(4) Data only collected in even years.

(5) Includes land rovers, lorries, vans, pick-ups, and all-terrain vehicles.

(6) Includes stone separators, harrows, hoes, rotary diggers, and other mounted or trailed cultivators.

(7) Includes seed drills, seedling transplanters, and potato planters.

(8) Includes mowers, mower conditioners, tedders, turners, siderakes, buckrakes, potato harvesters, and potato graders.

(9) Includes fork lift trucks, general purpose tractor trailers, wheeled automatic bale accumulators and packers, and linkage or loader attachments for bale handling.

(10) Includes mechanical dung spreaders, slurry and effluent tankers, and fertilizer distributors.

(11) Includes forage harvesters, combine harvesters, turnip and forage root harvesters, and balers.

(12) Includes grain driers, and mobile engine driven fans.

(13) Includes feed mills, feed mixers, field crop/fruit sprayers, drainage equipment, stand-by generators, general purpose elevators, moveable augers, and pneumatic conveyors.

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