Developments in the “Tractor” Concept

  • Ralph Alcock


The conventional two-wheel drive tractor can be crudely described as consisting of two large-diameter drive wheels that are rigidly attached to the transmission housing and frame supporting the engine. The implements are attached behind the rear wheels, and for mounted implements the engine acts as a counterweight, enabling the implement to be lifted. The tractor is intended to be versatile. It is used for a range of field activities, for transport, and for chore tasks around the farmstead. The function of the tractor is to provide the power necessary for various field and transport activities.


System Tractor Traction Motor Effective Energy Density Traction Device Tool Frame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Alcock
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  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentSouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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