AG31002: Tractor And Power Systems

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Introduction: Types of farm tractors. Trends in tractor design. Engine Performance: Testing and evaluation of IC engines. Performance characteristics of SI and CI engines. Governors and their controls. Tractor Transmission: Tractor clutches and brakes. Power transmission system and final drives. Traction Theory: Different types of traction devices. Mechanics of traction and towed wheels. Evaluating the performance of traction devices. Tractor Chassis: Mechanics of tractor chassis. Lateral and longitudinal stability. Weight transfer. Steering system. Hitch Systems: Three point linkage geometry. Free link and restrained link mechanisms. Automatic position and draft control systems used in modern tractors. Tractor Test and Performance: Drawbar performance of tractors. Tractor power cost estimation. Test standards. Tractor ergonomics: Human factors in the design of tractor seat and different controls.

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