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Traction

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

Abstract

Transmitting engine power to the drawbar in agricultural and other off-highway vehicles is achieved through traction devices, namely wheels and tracks. Of the three principal ways of transmitting tractor-engine power into useful work—power takeoff, hydraulic, and drawbar—the least efficient and most used method is the drawbar. Basic configurations of wheels and tracks are modified to meet special operating conditions in various parts of the world. The predominate traction device is the pneumatic tire. The majority of this chapter deals with the theory and operating parameters of pneumatic tires for agricultural tractors. Terminology used in this chapter conforms, when possible, to ASAE Standard: ASAE S296.2.

Keywords

Paddy Field Soil Strength Rear Wheel Wheel Slip Tractive Efficiency 
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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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