Fundamentals of Tractor Design

  • Karl Theodor Renius

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 277-287

About this book


This textbook offers a comprehensive review of tractor design fundamentals. Discussing more than hundred problems and including about six hundred international references, it offers a unique resource to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and also practical engineers, managers, test engineers, consultants and even old-timer fans. Tractors are the most important pieces of agricultural mechanization, hence a key factor of feeding the world. In order to address the educational needs of both less and more developed countries, the author included fundamentals of simple but proved designs for tractors with moderate technical levels, along with extensive information concerning modern, premium tractors. The broad technical content has been structured according to five technology levels, addressing all components. Relevant ISO standards are considered in all chapters. The book covers historical highlights, tractor project management (including cost management), traction mechanics, tires (including inflation control), belt ground drives, and ride dynamics. Further topics are:  chassis design, diesel engines (with emission limits and installation instructions), all important types of transmissions, topics in machine element design, and human factors (health, safety, comfort). Moreover, the content covers tractor-implement management systems, in particular ISOBUS automation and hydraulic systems. Cumulative damage fundamentals and tractor load spectra are described and implemented for dimensioning and design verification. Fundamentals of energy efficiency are discussed for single tractor components and solutions to reduce the tractor CO2 footprint are suggested.



Speed configuration Stepped transmissions Tractor performance Gear reduction in tractors Agricultural mechanization four-wheel drive tractors history of tractors two-axle standard tractor John Deere 6R line up ISO standards for tractors Tractor production costs Off-road tractor speeds Slope limits off-road Tire-soil mechanics Tractive efficiency Net traction coefficients Tractor models Holm’s multi-pass behavior tire inflation control vertical tire load

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl Theodor Renius
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  1. 1.BaldhamGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32803-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32804-7
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