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Dauda, T. O and Raji, A. O and Ilori, T. A and Adejumo,, A. O. and Kilanko, O. O (2017) EVALUATION OF MAINTENANCE CULTURE OF SOME AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING MACHINE IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA. American Journal of Agricultural Science, Engineering and Technology, 1 (3). pp. 43-52. ISSN 2158-8104 (Online), 2164-0920

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A survey on maintenance culture of some Agricultural processing machines was carried out in Oyo state to investigate the type of maintenance practices carried out by stakeholder in the small scale agro- processing industry. Well structured questionnaire was used to source information on common machine fault, availability of spare parts, technical knowhow and types of maintenance carried out. A total of 150 questionnaires were administered while 86.7% were retrieved, collated and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study showed that 39% of the respondents practice predictive maintenance, 24% practice preventive while 27% combine both predictive and preventive maintenance, 8% of the respondents prefer overhauling and 3% corrective. The technical know-how for the service maintenance of the machines surveyed is spare part dependent as most of the machines are locally fabricated. However, 34.6% of the respondent tends to leave their machine for a period of six month before maintaining during the off season period. A good and effective training program on maintenance procedures should be extended to stakeholder in the agro- processing industry to keep those machines in optimum working condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agro- processing machine, maintenance, technical knowhow.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 12:31
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 12:31

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