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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

ASAE  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 and of ASAE S390.5. These ballast and tread setting recommendations are intended to reduce the risk of vehicle overturn in typical operation.

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