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Considerations in Tractor Chassis Design

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

Citation:    .(doi:10.13031/913C0122)
Authors:   Dennis A. Bowman
Keywords:   Tractor design, Tractor machine forms, Track and wheel tractors, Tractor technology, Assembly, Manufacture.


Tractor Design considerations are presented regarding tractor implement system application and intent. The paper reviews various tractor configurations such as wheel versus track, or rigid unit versus articulated to illustrate differences each may bring to traction, guidance control, and operator comfort. The paper discusses how the designer may want to deal with limitations and requirements relative to target markets. It also touches on design for manufacturability, serviceability, standards, and compliance and how these elements can be complimentary in nature.

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