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Study on Inspection Equipment of Working Condition of Tractor

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Pp. 96-101 in Automation Technology for Off-Road Equipment, Proceedings of the July 26-27, 2002 Conference (Chicago, Illinois, USA)  701P0502.(doi:10.13031/2013.10066)
Authors:   Y. D. Bao, Y. He , M. D. Dong
Keywords:   Tractor, Working performance, Inspection equipment

In the vast countryside in P.R.China, most tractors are used as the important transportation vehicles, instead of for field operations. Because performance inspection of tractor is usually ignored, the bad working condition of tractor has resulted in the problems of environmental pollution, energy waste and transportation accidents. Government and agencies various departments of agricultural machinery management have taken measures to inspect the performance of tractor at least once a year. A new-type equipment was developed for the need of managing departments. According to our tests, the accuracy of braking torque is 0.1kg.m, the accuracy of axle weight is 0.1kg, the accuracy of driving speed is 0.01km/h, and the time spending in inspecting a tractor is 3 minutes. More than 150 units can be inspected every day. The test results proved that the equipment was suitable as a moveable inspection tool.

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