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Mechanization is an integral part of all North American farms. While farm machinery has improved the efficiency of farming dramatically over the years, the costs of owning and operating machinery can be excessive. Proper management and optimization of mechanized equipment are essential for reducing management, explains the functions of the various machines and mechanisms as they affect economic operation, and offers contemporary approaches and procedures for making management decisions. The authoritative coverage of management principles and the machinery-operating details make this text an outstanding choice for courses in agricultural education, agricultural mechanization, agricultural business, and agricultural engineering. An understanding of agricultural practices, college algebra, and trigonometry are adequate preparation for using this text.. Abundant figures, photographs, and charts, along with laboratory exercises that amplify and fix the concepts of farm machinery management in the reader's mind, enhance the text's effectiveness for students, as well as for farmers, farm operators, and farm managers.