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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 8 Machinery for information collected on odd years of the December survey 2001 to 2011

2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 Percentage
change between
2009 & 2011
Load handling: number number number number number number
Wheeled automatic bale accumulators and packers 1,891 1,542 1,546 1,491 1,273 1,130 -11.2%
Linkage and loader attachment:
Big bales 10,804 10,611 11,145 10,895 11,323 12,189 7.6%
Conventional bales 3,763 3,200 2,968 2,636 2,473 2,723 10.1%
Fork lift trucks:
Rough terrain type 1,595 1,379 1,291 1,309 1,188 1,070 -9.9%
Factory type 1,304 1,107 1,165 1,200 1,232 1,244 1.0%
Telescopic 3,242 3,619 3,888 4,299 4,835 5,084 5.1%
General purpose tractor trailers:
Under 6 tonnes capacity 18,678 16,150 14,808 13,594 12,507 11,214 -10.3%
6 to 12 tonnes capacity 12,785 12,944 12,920 13,093 13,418 13,351 -0.5%
12 tonnes capacity and over 1,519 1,727 1,894 2,254 2,717 3,220 18.5%
Transport:
Land rover or similar 4-wheel drive vehicles for farm use 8,715 7,814 7,517 7,635 7,902 7,703 -2.5%
Lorries, vans and pick-ups:
Up to 2 tonnes capacity nc 3,592 3,640 3,925 3,992 4,557 14.2%
2 tonnes capacity and over nc 1,368 1,269 1,430 1,587 1,600 0.8%
All-terrain vehicles:
3 and 4 wheeled motorcycles nc 7,803 8,214 8,839 9,266 9,891 6.7%
8 wheeler and other types nc 201 262 392 499 527 5.6%
Miscellaneous:
Mounted hedge cutters 768 767 1,192 833 843 910 7.9%
Cattle weighing crushes 2,844 2,607 2,604 2,442 2,315 2,491 7.6%
Cultivation:
Power take off driven:
Harrows 4,237 4,081 4,318 4,166 4,432 4,380 -1.2%
Rotary diggers and cultivators 2,861 2,577 2,393 2,058 2,081 1,923 -7.6%
Disc harrows:
Mounted and semi-mounted 4,022 3,600 3,099 2,936 2,911 2,689 -7.6%
Trailed 2,170 2,061 1,655 1,879 1,483 1,386 -6.5%
Other cultivators, harrows and hoes:
Mounted 10,403 9,604 9,363 9,053 8,786 8,626 -1.8%
Trailed 4,357 3,686 3,227 2,947 2,956 2,461 -16.7%
Stone separators 715 732 637 673 604 615 1.8%
Sowing:
Direct drills:
Root and vegetable seeds 2,202 2,059 1,953 1,589 1,496 1,343 -10.2%
Grain drills:
Seed only 3,043 2,667 2,690 2,634 2,833 2,704 -4.6%
Combined seed and fertiliser 3,119 2,781 2,483 2,122 2,137 1,955 -8.5%
Seedling transplanters 248 227 210 192 140 191 36.4%
Potato planters 1,908 1,510 1,392 1,318 1,197 1,193 -0.3%
Harvesting:
Mower conditioners 3,464 3,450 3,725 3,915 4,186 4,278 2.2%
Mowers:
Cutter bar types 1,867 1,686 1,460 1,295 1,091 1,174 7.6%
Drum disc and flail types 7,915 7,108 6,458 6,113 5,764 5,408 -6.2%
Tedders, turners and siderakes 13,639 12,131 11,669 11,469 11,265 11,308 0.4%
Buckrakes 6,826 5,717 5,320 4,957 4,550 4,114 -9.6%
Potato harvesters:
Spinners, elevator and shaker diggers 1,909 1,741 1,408 1,385 1,019 1,055 3.5%
Complete harvesters 953 833 715 689 700 679 -3.0%
Potato graders 981 818 864 757 666 644 -3.3%

nc - not collected

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