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This remains the leading work on agricultural engineering and farm mechanism for students, farmers, advisers and the agricultural engineering industry. This new edition is the most extensive revision undertaken and incorporates the rapid new developments that have occurred in recent years. Numerous new illustrations are included.
Authors Carroll E. Goering and Alan C. Hansen have completed an extensive revision of this popular textbook. The text was written for students in colleges of agriculture as well as others with an interest in engines and motor vehicles. Although the primary focus is on engines and farm tractors, many of the concepts also apply to automobiles, trucks, self-propelled farm machinery, lawn and garden tractors, and other vehicles. Updates include new governmental regulations, new technological developments, and illustrations. Chapters include thermodynamics of engines, engine components, engine cycle and timing, power efficiencies, fuels and combustion, electrical systems, ignition circuits, diesel engines, intake and exhaust systems, cooling systems, lubri-cants, hydraulic systems, power trains and weight transfer, traction and safety
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This book presents the subject of farm machinery from the engineering viewpoint, emphasizing functional requirements and principles of operation for the basic types of field machines. Methods for testing or evaluating the performance of certain types of field machinery are included in the appropriate chapters. Contents: Abbreviations; Research and Development in Farm Machinery; Field Capacities and Cost Analysis; Materials of Construction; Elements of Rotary Power-Transmission Systems; Hydraulic Controls and Power-Take-Off Drives; Tillage Force Analysis and Hitching; Soil tillage: Moldboard-Type Tools; Disk Tools; Miscellaneous Tillage Equipment; Earth-Moving Equipment; Crop Planting; Row-Crop Cultivation, Flaming, and Thinning; Application of Fertilizers; Hay Harvesting: Mowing, Raking, and Baling; Forage Chopping and Handling; Seed Cleaning and Sorting; Grain and Seed Harvesting; Corn Picking and Shelling; Cotton Harvesting; Harvesting of Root Crops; Spraying and Dusting; Farm Transport. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Never has there been so much equipment on the farm, the nursery and the smallholding. That equipment must be kept in good order if production costs are to be kept down. On every holding there should be someone who understands engines, general machinery, electricity, water installations and carpentry. His knowledge need not be profound, but he must know how to use tools.
Here, then is a practical guide to the maintenance of equipment.