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An Object-Oriented Program to Predict Tractor and Machine System Performance

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

Citation:  Pp. 477-483 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil)  701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8369)
Authors:   Abdulrahman A. Al-Janobi and Saad A. Al-Hamed
Keywords:   Tractor performance, Draft requirement, Object-oriented program

An object-oriented program in Visual C++ that calculates implement draft requirement and predicts the performance of tractor-implement system was developed to use in farm machinery management and educational and research purposes. The simulation program finds the optimum field speed that matches the pull provided by a tractor with an implement draft requirement and presents the performance parameters of the tractor-implement system. The program has been tested with databases containing information of a number of tractors and implements and has proven to be very user-friendly and efficient to meet the requirement.

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