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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 1 Machines for Crop Production, Parts 1.1.22-1.1.26b Tractors: Two-Wheel Tractors for Dry Land Farming
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 1 Machines for Crop Production, Parts 1.1.22-1.1.26b Tractors: Two-Wheel Tractors for Dry Land Farming, pp. 96-114 .(doi:10.13031/2013.36341)
Authors: A. Lara Lopez , W. Chancellor
Keywords: Keywords: 1.1.22. Description and Types of Two-Wheel Tractor Designs, 1.1.23. Production and Concentration of Two-Wheel Tractors, 1.1.24. Mechanics of Two-Wheel Tractors, 1.1.25. Field Operations with Two-Wheel Tractors, 1.1.26a. Management of Two-Wheel Tractors, 1.1.26b. Trends in the Development of Two-Wheel Tractors
First paragraph: Two-wheel tractors are sources of power designed to perform most field operations. Due to the size of such tractors, they become an economic alternative for scale farming. In addition, two-wheel tractors are much more productive than animal traction and they require less time for attendance and preparation, giving the individual farmer more independence and contact with modern technology. Also, due to the simple design, local manufacture of two-wheel tractors has been implemented in several countries successfully, increasing the employment opportunities.