Evaluating Agricultural Tractor Performance: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

Paper #:
  • 2004-01-2705

Published:
  • 2004-10-26
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2004-01-2705
Citation:
Stokes, J. and Claar, P., "Evaluating Agricultural Tractor Performance: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2705, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2705.
Pages:
15
Abstract:
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used to examine the efficiency of 74 front wheel assist agricultural tractors from three U.S. manufacturers. The outputs of drawbar horsepower and power takeoff horsepower are modeled in a constant returns-to-scale framework using three productive performance inputs (fuel consumption, slip, and center of gravity), and one price input, namely, retail tractor price. The results suggest that by and large, John Deere tractors are more DEA efficient than their competitor's tractors. However, competitor's tractors that are DEA efficient are most often the top benchmarks for DEA inefficient tractors. These results suggest that while John Deere appears to produce many quality tractors, competitor's like CNH and AGCO produce a few tractors that may be of even higher quality.
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