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Procedure for Determining Recommended Ballast and Minimum Rear Wheel Tread Settings for Agricultural Tractors with Agricultural Front Loaders
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgASAE ASAE EP562.1 September 2015
Keywords: Keywords,: Agricultural loaders, Ballast, Front end, Wheel tread settings
1 Purpose and Scope
This engineering practice is intended as a guide to determine the minimum ballast and tread settings recommended for operation of an agricultural front loader mounted on a two-wheel drive tractor or a two-wheel drive tractor with front assist as defined in section 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 of ASAE S390.5. These ballast and tread setting recommendations are intended to reduce the risk of vehicle overturn in typical operation.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)