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Nilsson, Tobias (2005) Vilka är dagens krav på gårdsverkstaden? Other thesis, SLU.

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After been told that an ordinary winter service for our combine should cost more than 20000 SEK, not included spare parts, I decided to write this paper about today's requirement of the workshop on a farm. I think that the lack of proper premises is the reason way not more of the ordinary machinery maintenance or upkeep is performed on the farm. When I did my literature survey I found that the Swedish environmental code, set by the Swedish law regulate how drain or sewer should be built. The environmental code however leaves a lot for your own interpretation. It might not be so bad but it must be very hard for the local environmental office to interpretation the regulations, since they are the ones that gives permission for the sewer in your workshop. If they establish a small or insignificant environmental influence they give their permission, if not the matter goes further. When it comes to fire safety the main Swedish insurance company bases their demands on the recommendations from the Swedish agriculture fire security committee (LBK). Those recommendations distinguish the between workshop in existing building and workshop in free-standing building. Free-standing means building not closer than 15 m from nearest other building. For collecting facts I spoke to the different public authorities such as National Environment Protection Board to find out where I could find written information about the subject. I also interviewed four farmers that recently built their own farm workshop. Two of them have built in existing buildings and two of them have built new freestanding workshops. In the result from the interviews it shows that the two farmers with brand new workshops in free-standing buildings is very happy with both shop size (length, width and height) and the indoor design. These two buildings where kept warm all the time, either with water based floor heating or air based heating. The two farmers that build their workshop in existing buildings very happy with the placement compared to the other buildings on the farm. On the other hand could they state that existing buildings often had limitations concerning length, width and height. Both farmers had chosen a system that warmed up the workshop quickly. Finally I would like to say that it's been very interesting to do this paper. I have seen a couple of god example of farm-workshops and I've got some new ideas for our workshop at home I hope this paper will be interesting for you to read as well. The hardest thing with this paper has been to find the right person at the right place, especially at the public authority. My conclusions is that you always have to discuss the location, construction and heating system with your insurance company. Further you have to talk with your local environmental office concerning sewer. When it comes to the workshop size I suggest that the height should not be less than 4,5 m. This guarantees that you can fit in all the vehicles that are allowed to drive on the public roads. I can also state that today's big combines require a floor space of 8 by 11 m if you want to be able to keep both side hatches open at the same time.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: verktyg, maskiner
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science > Dept. of Agricultural Biosystems and Technology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Users 85 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:36
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/741

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