SDS pipeline excavation begins

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High capital costs (relative to labor) retard mechanization and lead to selective emphasis on power-intensive operations. Machinery design adjusts to high capital costs by lack of convenience features, simplicity, and reduced durability. Energy is only one of the costs of using machines. Capital and maintenance costs are often larger.

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Within smaller regions, adoption periods are often as short as ten to fifteen years. This speed of adoption implies directly: Generalization 17. In market economies, supply bottlenecks in the production, distribution, and servicing of machines are rarely a major cause of their slow adoption.

Crews recently began excavation for the installation of a 9-mile section of the Southern Delivery System (SDS) pipeline in southern El Paso County. The trench will be approximately 10-feet deep with 5-feet of ground cover over the 66-inch diameter steel pipe. For the entire SDS project, approximately 62 miles of buried pipeline will be installed originating at Pueblo Reservoir and ending in southeast Colorado Springs.

The substantial range of tillage and seeding equipment is outlined in Tillage and Seeding Machines, EOLSS on-line, 2002) and summarized in Tables 5 and 6. Broadcast seeding and seed drilling are classical methods that are popular for sowing cereals (wheat, barley and oats) into cultivated soil.

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The pace of mechanization is influenced by three other economic factors: capital scarcity and energy costs, farm size, and subsidies. Capital scarcity and energy costs. Poor societies have smaller capital stocks than rich ones, and the cost of capital (in terms of labor) is higher. High capital costs retard mechanization in several ways.

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