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Disc/Drum Mower Blade Safety: Testing Practices and Procedures

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

Citation:  Paper number  055002,  2005 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.19528) @2005
Authors:   N. J. Stoffel
Keywords:   Safety, Disc/Drum Mower, Rotary Blade, 10B38 Steel, Austemper

Due to the need for increased safety of disc/drum mower blades, hardness, impact toughness and wear studies were designed to test blades manufactured using a combination of 10B38 steel and Austemper heat-treating. These components combined with controlled manufacturing processes and testing throughout each stage in the production process of the blade, will consistently produce a blade of the highest available toughness and hardness.

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