Tractor Systems and Controls. Study of transmission systems, clutch, gear box, differential and final drive mechanism. Familiarization of brake mechanism. Ackerman and hydraulic steering and hydraulic systems.
Book Detail: Tractor Systems & controls
Author: Dr. Rohinish Khurana, Dr. V. M. Duraiswamy
Outlines of Tractor Systems & controls
Module 1. Tractor Mechanics
Lesson 1. Determination of Centre of Gravity of wheeled and track type tractors
Lesson 2. Calculation of location of Centre of Gravity of a wheeled rear wheel drive tractor
Lesson 3. Determination and importance of Moment of Inertia of a tractor
Lesson 4. Analysis of tractor in static conditions
Lesson 5. Tractor as a spring mass system
Module 2. Traction
Lesson 6. Traction and related definitions, mechanics of a rigid wheel (traction and towed)
Lesson 8. Traction aids
Module 3. Introduction to Transmission System
Lesson 9. Introduction to transmission systems in four wheeled tractors
Module 4. Clutch System
Lesson 10. Working principles of Clutch and its Construction and clutch materials
Lesson 11. Analysis of Clutch – uniform wear, uniform pressure
Lesson 12. Calculations of number of clutch plates.
Lesson 13. Hydraulic drives
Module 5. Gear Bo
Lesson 14. Working principle of speed reduction and torque transmission
Lesson 15. Types and construction details of gear boxes
Lesson 16. Working principle of gear change and gear shifting
Lesson 17. Calculation of speed ratio
Module 6. Differential and Final drive
Lesson 18. Working principle of differential system and its construction
Module 7. Brakes
Lesson 20. Brake System – necessity, working principle, functional components, brake lining material.
Lesson 21. Calculation of braking effort.
Lesson 22. Brake actuation methods
Module 8. Steering system
Lesson 23. Steering system : Necessity. Steering Geometry
Lesson 24. Analysis of steering-Turning radius. Ackerman Steering
Lesson 25. Steering linkage. Types of steering gear (steering box)
Lesson 26. Hydraulic steering
Module 9. Hydraulics
Lesson 27. HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
Module 10. Power Transmission
Lesson 30. Tractor power outlets-study of P.T.O. and standards
Module 11. Human Factors
Lesson 31 & 32. HUMAN FACTORS IN TRACTOR DESIGN
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