Engine Design

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


Many sizes and types of engines have been used for tractors. Most tractors have a four-stroke-cycle engine, although some two-stroke-cycle diesels are in successful operation. Early tractor history saw the rise and fall of a large number of companies that were making tractors, utilizing automotive parts to a great extent. Automobile engines are generally unsuitable for tractors.


Diesel Engine Combustion Chamber Compression Ratio Engine Speed Exhaust Valve 
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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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