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Human Factors in Tractor Design

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

The design of the modern tractor includes considerations of human factors. These factors, when properly incorporated in design, allow the operator to perform many complex tasks with efficiency, safety, and a minimum of fatigue. In general, human factors include such items as riding comfort, visibility, location and arrangement of controls, ease of operating controls, design for thermal comfort, and sound control. A typical work-space control center for a modern tractor is shown in figure 9–1.

Keywords

Thermal Comfort Rear Axle Ride Comfort Airborne Sound Tractor Design 
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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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