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Results from the December 2012 Scottish Agricultural Survey

This publication contains results from the 2012 December Agricultural Survey covering

winter sown crops, hay and silage production, livestock and machinery. It provides

commentary and graphics on the latest annual changes and trends over the past ten years,

together with comparisons with June Census results.

This document is part of a collection


Table 7 Machinery for information collected on even years of the December survey 2002 to 2012

2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Percentage
change between
2010 & 2012
Drying and storage number number number number number number
Grain driers (complete installations):
Continuous flow (including mobile driers) 1,168 1,098 1,071 936 928 894 -3.7%
Batch (including mobile driers) 1,959 1,958 1,928 1,960 1,840 1,953 6.1%
On floor or in bins 2,103 1,838 1,467 1,442 1,330 1,086 -18.3%
Mobile engine-driven fan 370 358 327 346 267 209 -21.7%
Transport:
Lorries, vans and pick-ups:
Up to 2 tonnes capacity 7,723 7,820 9,206 9,000 9,190 9,110 -0.9%
2 tonnes capacity and over 1,765 1,815 1,793 2,002 2,281 2,483 8.9%
All-terrain vehicles:
3 and 4 wheeled motorcycles 8,718 9,307 10,053 10,316 10,973 11,427 4.1%
8 wheeler and other types 322 336 457 440 523 782 49.5%
Miscellaneous:
Feed mills, feed mixers and combined mill/mixers 3,973 3,757 3,515 3,200 3,192 3,023 -5.3%
Field crop or fruit sprayers (mounted or trailed) 5,187 4,750 4,568 4,228 4,293 4,431 3.2%
Drainage and ditching equipment (mounted or self propelled) 4,024 3,700 3,697 3,556 3,794 3,723 -1.9%
Stand-by generators 4,513 4,725 5,247 5,371 5,436 5,160 -5.1%
General purpose elevators (for bales, sacks, etc) 2,937 2,297 1,861 1,544 1,332 1,125 -15.5%
Moveable augers and pneumatic conveyors 8,565 7,091 6,531 5,741 5,285 5,032 -4.8%
Cultivation:
Tractor ploughs:
Reversible 8,137 8,091 7,745 7,474 7,506 7,680 2.3%
Non-reversible 5,380 4,627 4,200 3,445 3,350 3,201 -4.4%
Ridging 4,024 3,778 3,316 2,741 2,818 2,649 -6.0%
Rollers (complete sets) 13,052 12,068 11,200 10,665 10,373 9,911 -4.5%
Planting and fertilizer dist
Mechanical dung spreaders 9,246 8,023 7,370 6,893 6,660 6,314 -5.2%
Slurry and effluent tankers 4,291 4,148 4,209 4,092 4,077 4,195 2.9%
Fertilizer distributers:
Solid 13,175 12,173 12,083 10,898 10,948 10,487 -4.2%
Liquid or gaseous 263 216 200 229 188 188 0.0%
Harvesting:
Forage harvesting:
Single chop 465 356 341 287 278 264 -5.0%
Double chop 563 424 331 309 296 205 -30.7%
Metered chop 1,607 1,448 1,304 1,168 1,074 985 -8.3%
Pick-up forage wagons 209 174 170 185 196 187 -4.6%
Combine harvesters:
Under 12 feet (3.66 metres) cut 1,131 1,027 982 880 748 633 -15.4%
12 feet (3.66 metres) and under 16 feet (4.88 metres) cut 2,666 2,452 2,110 1,895 1,715 1,590 -7.3%
16 feet (4.88 metres) cut and over 1,269 1,409 1,425 1,583 1,690 1,987 17.6%
Balers:
To make bales: under 2 hundredweights (100 kilogrammes) 5,305 4,555 4,099 3,624 3,544 3,077 -13.2%
over 2 hundredweights (100 kilogrammes) 5,844 6,646 5,708 5,352 5,404 5,307 -1.8%
Bale wrappers 2,422 2,536 2,561 2,739 2,752 2,970 7.9%
Turnip and forage root harvesters 1,662 1,358 1,285 1,094 1,080 884 -18.1%

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