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Development of the Tractor

  • John B. Liljedahl
  • Paul K. Turnquist
  • David W. Smith
  • Makoto Hoki

Abstract

Mechanization of agriculture has several objectives:
  1. 1.

    To increase the productivity per agricultural worker

     
  2. 2.

    To change the character of farm work, making it less arduous and more attractive

     
  3. 3.

    To improve the quality of field operations, providing better soil environment for seed germination and plant growth

     

Keywords

Diesel Engine Front Wheel Piston Engine Energy Conversion Device Farm Tractor 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Liljedahl
    • 1
  • Paul K. Turnquist
    • 2
  • David W. Smith
    • 3
  • Makoto Hoki
    • 4
  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentPurdue UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentAuburn UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Technical Center Deere & CompanyUSA
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural MachineryMie UniversityTsuJapan

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