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The Application and Installation of Diesel Engines in Agricultural Equipment

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

Citation:  The Application and Installation of Diesel Engines in Agricultural Equipment. ASAE Distinguished Lecture No. 11, pp. 1-24. Winter Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 17 December 1985, Chicago, Illinois  903C1685.(doi:)
Authors:   W.L. Sprick and T.H. Becker
Keywords:   Power and Speed, Air Induction, Exhaust, Cooling System, Control, Fuel, Lubrication, Mounting, Alignment and Power Transmission, Starting and Electrical, Serviceability, Safety, Noise, Pilot Model Tests

Agricultural equipment manufacturers design and produce many types of equipment that are powered by diesel engines. To be successful these machines must be reliable, durable, easy to maintain, safe and cost effective. The engine must be integrated into the machine in a manner that allows it to meet comparable goals. There are water, fuel, air, lubrication and structural systems that must interface with the machine. The design engineer's knowledge of how these systems act and respond is important to the engine's successful use. This paper briefly describes these systems, shows how they function, how they interact, and explains why they must be understood to successfully install and apply diesel engines in agricultural machinery.

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